Rhinebeck--I didn't go this year. Can you believe that this past weekend was the first one in--I don't know--six or seven weeks when I had no plans? Granted, a lot of these plans were for fun, vacations, a wedding, and family visits, but I also had a business trip thrown in there (in Chicago--not at all a bad place to stay a couple of days) that took me out of town for the better part of a week. I needed a weekend off!
All that threw my knitting into quite a tizzy. I know what you're thinking "Yeah--and your blog is totally lame these days." I can't deny it. But let's not dwell on the past (too much), let's get right to the latest FO:
Ta, freakin' Da, it's my finished Golden Vintage Cardi (Ravelry link here)! Despite this knit taking me six months, (Due completely to my own inability to focus for more than an hour on anything these days. Is adult-onset ADD a real thing. I should look that up...) Oh, right, the cardi. Despite this knit taking me six months to complete, I loved--seriously loved--this pattern. I would recommend it to anyone. And the yarn (Classic Elite Provence, if your curious) was delicious. I can't wait to use it again.
Something interesting to note. Do you know how "they" are always telling you: "Do not knit from yarn that's been knit up before, unless you wash it and weight it, and blah, blah, blah it"? I always ignore this advice. But can you see the top of the sweater in the photo? I reused yarn to reknit the shoulders and neckline. Can you see the difference in texture between that portion of the sweater and the lower body? I certainly can. This piece needs a good soaking--I hope that the texture will even itself out.
The slow pace of my recent knitting projects does not bode well for a plan to knit the Kate-ster a sweater for Christmas. Christmas 2015, maybe. '09, not so much.