I had a great weekend with wonderful girlfriends, but no photos to show for it, so we’ll move right along to my stream of consciousness approach to knitting. I do have one project on the needles that really speaks to me, so I’m trying to knit fast before I get distracted!
Currently, I’m working on the Cascade Kid Seta Cardigan, in Kid Seta in crimson. It really is a great, rich, cool red, so don’t let your monitor fool you!
I like the pattern so well I’m tackling this even though there are seams everywhere. I love the yarn, the color… everything, so much so that facing all those seams in the end isn’t even upsetting (yet). I’m already dreaming of wearing it with my green dress for the holidays. That’s not too much draping, is it? (For those who didn’t click over, the dress has a draped neckline.)
It really is deeper/richer/bluer than that. I’m also about double that deep, and that’s the back unfolding. The Knight’s crew at the firehouse doubts that I’ll have it done for Christmas. Hrmph. Maybe if mojo fails me, that challenge won’t?
Also on my radar is this darling capelet. I’m still a little worried about the turtleneck aspect – because I suddenly can’t stand to have anything around my neck – but that neck also gets cold quickly, as do my shoulders. I’m also liking several other BabyCocktail patterns. Any of you have any experience with her patterns?
What color should I do the capelet in… you know, on the off chance I actually finish the cardigan and cast on? I’m seeing it in a heather grey for some reason…
I’m mad for sweater dresses this season too. We’ll see if that holds as the temperature drops, but I’m sure lusting after lots of them. The latest is this red number from DressBarn. Why yes, I do seem to be seeing red. Ironically, the only red in my wardrobe at this very second is a bright red mock turtleneck…
I also seem to have a thing for cowls. Yeah, I have several of the knitted neck warmers called cowls, but at the moment, I’m meaning cowl necked tops. They provide warmth for the back of my neck without that choking feeling.
What’s on your October radar, knitting, fashion or otherwise??