There is never a time in the course of a year in which I don’t have an active knitting project. Even in the summer months, I’ll work on lighter weight projects such as this racerback tank or a fingering weight sweater. There is no doubt however that I am definitely much more focused on knitting in the colder months of the year.
The first half of cold weather is dedicated to rapidly knitting up holiday gifts for other people. Once the holidays are over, I indulge in some personal knitting and usually make one or two sweaters for myself as a birthday gift. However, due to the demands of a busy life, these usually end up taking two or three months and inevitably, I end up with a gorgeous brand spanking new sweater just in time for the weather to warm up. Le sigh.
I suppose one silver lining to the unpredictable and erratic weather that characterize the first half of spring in the midwest is that there is bound to be a day or week or more when that lovely new sweater ends up being needed. This beauty is one of the most recent things to come off of my needles and I love it every bit as much as I thought I would. It is unbelievably soft and cozy, and I adore the simple and classic design. Read on below for my thoughts on the pattern, a photo gallery, and more.