The Joy of Finishing!
Sadly, for the past few months I haven’t been knitting. However, a few weeks ago I decided to pick up a lovely sweater that I started knitting almost a year ago and had left hibernating in a lonely basket in the corner. Once I picked it back up I remembered how excited I was to wear it when I started it last year and how I didn’t quite get it finished before it started to warm up enough that I knew it would be a while before it was sweater season again. It only took me a couple of evenings of knitting before my sweater was complete! The sweater is Idlewood and you can find it on Ravelry. I decided to knit my Idlewood using Cascade Eco Cloud Yarn. I am in love with this yarn! It has that really neat chainette construction that gives great stitch definition and knits up into a squishy fabric. Eco Cloud is a blend of merino and alpaca and is processed naturally with no chemicals. I will definitely use this yarn again. It’s really soft and not itchy at all. I am also really happy with the pattern. Despite it taking me almost a year to finish, there is really very little knitting time involved. It’s a quick top down sweater and is very well written. Now that I’ve finished my sweater I have totally been bitten by the knitting bug again and am already half way done with another sweater!