The second project I finished up last weekend was my caramel cardigan. I was really inspired by bluedogwoolie’s take on the sweater – I loved the asymmetrical stripping and the short-sleeves, especially. So, after looking through Knit Pick’s Swish line of yarn, I decided to go with teal and golden contrasting stripes. It’s a color combination that was interesting to me, but I didn’t have a ton of in my closet. It’s very easy for me to settle on purples and pinks for knitting projects (I’ve got a bit of a reputation for the abundance of purple in my wardrobe), but I have been trying to branch out and be a bit more adventurous in my color choices. I would hate to be predictable…

I’m pretty happy with how my version came out and both the pattern and yarn were great to work with. I just wish I had worked my sweater a little bit longer, but I was worried about running out of yarn. Oh well – you live and learn. The sweater is still a joy to wear and perfect for the chilly start to spring we seem to be having.

With two knitting projects down, I’m on the lookout for new projects to start up. And just in time, too, because tomorrow is the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic. It’ll be my first time to attend and I’ve been told it’s yummy yarns for as far as the eye can see. Good start to a weekend if you ask me.

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