Months and months and months ago, the lovely Gerry gifted me a Brooklyn Tweed pattern out of the blue! Wasn't that sweet? The funny thing is, it's a pattern I hadn't been aware of before she gave it to me, but which is completely my style - a big, cabled cardigan with a shawl collar.
When Gerry gave me the pattern, the weather was already turning hot. But all summer long I daydreamed about starting it in the fall, and towards the end of August I ordered myself some yarn. About a month ago, I got started. Here's Exeter:
I haven't made a whole lot of progress for a couple of reasons. First, it's been a busy couple of months around here. And secondly, I'm finding that I don't really enjoy working on it. The pattern itself is a joy to work from, but I'm just not loving the yarn I bought. It's 100% wool, but it feels more like acrylic.
Still, I love this design and really want to be wearing this sweater, so I'm trying to push through!
I've said before that when I show in-progress knitting, it's usually been blocked. This time I haven't blocked the piece. You can't really see it here, but the cables are set off with eyelets.
Of course, I've got some other side projects going too, so I may be in it for the long haul on this one. But I still daydream about finishing and wearing it!
Thank you Gerry!