The aforepromised cardigan! (It’s hard to think of a way to display a cardigan-in-progress.)
The yarn is Hester Prynne by Handsome Fibers, in the color Madame X — I discovered this yarn has been stashed only six times on Ravelry, two of which is me in two different colors, which seems odd because it’s a good yarn. Nice colors, nice to work with, feels really soft.
Like I said, I deviated from the pattern, and I can’t quite decide what to do with the edging. Probably not ribbing, so garter? Seed? Something else?
As also promised, P snapped some pictures of me working on it. First on the plane:
And then when we met some friends at the Ballast Point Brewery’s tasting room. I’m not big on beer, and I was driving, so I brought the cardigan along to entertain myself while they were trying chili lime lagers and Indian-spicy dark stuff. At that point, I’d knitted so much that I had to hold the whole thing sort of under my arm like a bagpipe to keep it from stretching.
To be honest, I’m kind of amazed that I’m actually getting somewhere on this — for a while, it felt like I was just knitting and knitting and knitting and nothing was happening. The perils of laceweight stockinette stitch, I guess. I told myself I wouldn’t do it again any time soon, but now I kind of want to make a loose drapey sweater with the other batch of the same yarn. Masochist, I tell ya.