Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Counting Cardigans

If I had a dollar for every cardigan I currently have on the needles, I'd have like 4... no... 5 1/2 dollars. Yeah, it may not seem like much but heck it's 1/3 the cost of the new Interweave Holiday Knits magazine that I had to buy today in order to keep my IK collection complete and my psyche balanced. (I'm still trying to process and justify my purchase so bear with me.)

Let's see... I have a Debbie Bliss cabled cardigan that I started an eternity ago, a Kim Hargreaves Boyfriend Sweater, a February Lady Sweater (of course because doesn't everyone?), a Noro short sleeved cardigan, and a lacy summer number that I'm not even thinking about. The 1/2 is a vest that I started last winter.

Disclaimer: This is no way a complete count of my WIPs... just the cardigans... and the ones I can remember.

The cardigans are starting to feel like debt that needs to be managed... but since I'm not very good at dealing with real debt, I'm not fairing much better here. Common sense would really dictate that I pick up the cotton Boyfriend Cardi and work on that during this dry heatwave, but common sense rarely dictates my knitting so I am working on the February Lady Sweater with some Dream In Color.

February Lady Sweater

The yarn is bugging me a bit (probably due to the void of any moisture in the air) but the colors are stunning. It's a very dark blue with variations of purple and such.

February Lady Sweater

I'm also quite the fan of this new style of cardigan as it eliminates worries about expanding waistlines. Not that I have an issue... just saying. I'm especially looking forward to finishing this one so I can add it to my pile of wool sweaters that it's never cool enough to wear. Sigh.


Chrisknits said...

How about you finish it and then send it to me, who can use wool sweaters. Although it likely won't fit as I believe I am likely 4-5 inches taller than you and likely a "few" lbs heavier!

mom said...

Ohhhhh, love that color! Can't wait to see it completed! *wink*

What's up with all your crazy weather anyway? Don't send your wool sweaters to me...yikes!...wool on my skin gives me the heebie jeebies!

Tammy ~@~

Maria said...

The color is gorgeous. I'm probably going to be stoned for saying this, but I don't like Dream In Color Classy. It feels like acrylic to me. So there!

Stephanie B said...

That price of the Holiday edition seems really high to me, I am not sure I am going to bite the bullet. That purple is sooo pretty. I have never knit with Dream I just might have to see if I can get my hands on some.

km said...

Beautiful. I only have one cardi OTN. There would be two, but I just frogged one that I'd only knit 10 rows or so...I just know my gauge will be different after 2 years and I'm not sure I had counted right. I do have yarn for a FLS though. I guess I'd better get to Casting On.

Good Yarns said...

I have just started the lace pattern in FLS too. I didn't know we were doing a KAL!

Charity said...

Perhaps there is something in the air - I currently have more WIPs than ever before! I like you FLS, it's such a pretty pattern.

MelB said...

Wow Tammy - thats a lovely colored yarn you've chosen! The cardigan looks really good as it is! This gives me the motivation to continue with my sweater !