Rhonda at Down-to-Earth posted the other day about The Rich Experience of Knitting and that reminded me that I took some photos of my latest knitting project a few days ago and hadn't even uploaded them yet.
This is a cardigan I'm knitting from a Lincraft pattern in their book Urban Knits
Using Lincraft "Surprise" yarn.
I'm allergic to wool so have to stick with acrylic and cotton yarn, which can sometimes be tricky to find in colours that I would actually wear and at a price I can justify. The yarn for this project came in at $25.00, so a reasonably-priced project for me, considering I'm not that experienced in making cardigans or items that actually need to fit!
So far I'm really happy with the quality of this yarn, and my mother-in-law who is a very experienced knitter and spinner was also impressed.
I'm also loving the colour variations as it morphs from one colour to another. Amongst the purples are white, lilac, navy blue and a rich chocolate.
Like Rhonda I also recently bought some Clover bamboo needles and am just loving them.
I've knitted the back and left front so far, and am looking forward to finishing it all in the next few weeks, now that life is calming down a bit.
I used to find knitting very stressful, and struggled with getting the tension right and understanding the pattern and so on, but since knitting lots of coathanger covers for the school fair I find knitting easy and relaxing and it's exciting to have a major knitting project for the first time in years. I love sitting on the sofa with the sun streaming in, or the rain pouring down outside and slow down with some knitting.
What are you knitting at the moment?
(linking to Fiber Arts Friday)