Seemingly never-ending snowfall with drifts to my mid calf: days like today are ones that entice you with just filling the day with crappy movies, snuggles with the puppy, and knitting. If only life were that simple.

I did have work that needed to be finished up today, but fortunately I could escape the snow-pocalypse brewing outside and work from home in my pajamas. I also was able to “sneak” in some lunch time knitting on my current work-in-progress: a wool pink striped cardigan.

I had purchased the wool about a month ago with a completely different project in mind, but once it arrived, I knew it was all wrong for what I had planned. I also had just ordered some new yarn (My name is Brandy, and I’m a yarnaholic), so I was feeling a little guilty about this yarn sitting around, waiting to get buried in the stash.

With the idea of a spring/autumn cardigan in mind, I set out to find a pattern that would provide me with the basic construction ideas. With just some minor modifications, Isabell Kraemer’s driftwood was perfect (and it’s free!).

This project is also the first I’ve made with the continuous style of sleeves, rather than raglan sleeves. I have to say, I think I am in love! I wish I had discovered this sleeve style before, as I really like the polished look they produce, almost as if the sleeves were sewn in, rather than done continuously with the yolk of the sweater.

I’m looking forward to seeing this project finished, and with the way the weather is looking, I know I’ll get some good use out of it before summer (finally) arrives.

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