sure quite how it happened
that i have designed 33 sweaters in the last 5 years and
have not managed to knit a sweater from someone else’s pattern
for myself at all.
bah (or should i say ‘baaaa’).
shearer aaron loux has just changed all that.
he sent a sweater’s worth of his naturally dark blend of wools this week.
such a rich undyed color that’s also locally raised.
this stuff is gorgeous and rustic and perfect,
in my opinion,
for a boxy v-neck cardigan.
i’m gonna make ‘criss cross’ by isabell kraemer.
so very cool.
i swatched, blocked, and find that i am close to her gauge.
think i will probably go up a size
just to be sure
as i have a few more stitches to the inch than she did,
and my row gauge is spot on.
just got the automated call from the town
that tomorrow’s squall
has been upgraded to blizzard.
i know i won’t have much of a head for new writing
with the house full of my kids
all amped up on a snow filled school free day,
but i bet i can cast on and
begin this sweater.