A cozy autumnal distraction

It’s been on my list for a long time.  You know, that list, the one with all those things you want to try but you don’t give yourself time to do? I’m doing it, I’m crossing something off that darn thing.

I’m knitting my first sweater!

I’ve done a fair amount of knitting; hats, scarves, socks, even a pair of mittens, but I couldn’t get my head wrapped around a sweater.  Until now.  The most recent issue of Knitting Traditions magazine (Fall, 2017) has patterns inspired by the 19th century, and my sweater was in there!  Love at first site!  Fitted, v-neck, kind of funky, but classic at the same time.  You can find out more about this pattern and all the others in this issue on Ravelry.

One stumbling block for me with the sweater has been the commitment to that much yarn.  But, this pattern recommends the most beautiful Superwash 100% merino from the Neighborhood Fiber Studio, good enough to eat, for sure.  Look!




I’m waiting for a few sets of needles to arrive (maybe today!), and I have to ball up the hanks, and I’m off!

We talked about inner zeal, or Tapas, at yoga class today.  Tapas is one of the Niyamas that encourages you to use the light, or fire within to light your way.  I am going to run with this idea and light the heck out of this project.  I am finding some excitement here that I have been missing.  Let’s hope this sweater project can point me in a direction that catapults me onward.  I am ready to see where it will take me.

What projects have you been putting off?  Let’s use our inner zeal together, even if it’s just on that giant pile of dirty dishes!

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