It’s time, it’s time!! Today is the day that everyone who is joining luvinthemommyhood’s Summer Sweater KAL can cast on! I’m always a sucker for starting another project [please don’t count how many WIPs I have] but this project I’m SO excited about – I have been prepared for it since the Tops, tees and tanks KAL in April!!
My pattern of choice is Umbrellas by Joji Locatelli. I have been stalking her ever since I came across this pattern. I love finding a new designer and I am seriously in love this woman’s style, I want to knit many of her patterns! It was a test knitter, however, that really sold me the pattern. I equally love the projects Isabell works on and her latest design has already hit my queue, but it was the colours she used in her version of Umbrellas that made it scream ‘KNIT ME’!
When I was back in England earlier this year I learned that there were TWO new knitting stores in my old town. I couldn’t believe it – why couldn’t they have existed whilst I still lived there! Anyway, I went off one morning to support them [great excuse to buy yarn] and took along Umbrellas yarn requirements with me. I found all I needed at The Little Wool Shop, who that day happened to have the greatest quote on their black board!
I walked away with a bag full of Debbie Bliss. I couldn’t find all the colours I wanted in just one yarn line so I purchased Rialto 4ply -100% merino, and Baby Cashmerino – wool/microfiber/cashmere blend, both so so soft. I will work the main body in the warm grey [it looks beige but its kinda grey, promise] and the contrasting colours will be used as follows; dark brown for the umbrella tops and flowers and the lighter brown for rain and umbrella sticks. Can you picture it? Can’t wait.
I bought extra grey yarn as I intend to knit full length sleeves, or maybe just 3/4. Either way I know I will wear it more if it had longer sleeves.
So I’m all swatched and ready to go! I’ve been looking forward to this project for a while now and had so much fun in the ravelry group for the last KAL. When I was told that this one is even bigger and better I just couldn’t turn it down! I am working on more substantial patterns for the fall which are taking up most of my knitting time, but I always need a ‘following-a-pattern’ knit going on whilst I work to keep me sane! Umbrellas is going to be that project for the next few months and I will try and give you an update every Wednesday.
start date: june 27th, 2012
end date: september 30th, 2012
Happy casting on folks!