A back in four days??

After a bit of a swatching frenzy1 last weekend, I finally cast on my lovely, long-stashed Noro Silk Garden.  Last thing Wednesday night, I finished the back, and last night, I started a sleeve:


This could be something of a record for me, and I think it’s safe to say that The Mojo Is Back.

I’d originally intended this yarn for Tithe from Noro Unlimited (Ravelry link), but on second thoughts, I don’t think it would really look good on me.  I have more boobage than I used to, and the curling-back collar segments would probably not sit so well.  I have a feeling that wearing Tithe, I would look more than usually as if I’d been dragged through a hedge backwards, and would be annoyed by the floppiness of it all.

So instead, I’m going for this little cardi from Garnstudio (Ravelry link).


Obviously, it’s a yarn substitution, and I didn’t *quite* get gauge.  I’m close enough just to knit the next size up and not worry about it, though.  For me, this little cardi has just enough quirky asymmetry and fun styling details to look great with the colourful yarn, without overwhelming it.  Knowing how much wear I get from York (Ravelry link), I’m really excited about getting this finished and into my wardrobe.  It’s also a pretty mindless knit, which I’m really, really enjoying right now.  🙂


1 Swatching frenzy?  Yes.  I swatched for the Gathered Pullover from Interweave winter 2007 (Rav) in Felted Tweed, Stephanie Japel’s Two Tone Ribbed Shrug from Fitted Knits (Rav) in SWTC Karaoke, and Sherry’s Easy Shrug (Rav) in Noro Kureyon, as well as for this sweater.  Frenzied indeed.

One comment

  • The Dragon

    Oh I like the colours and I like the sweater you picked as well! – the way you are knitting this up you probably have this finished already 🙂

    1st August 2008

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