Testing 1, 2, 3…

I’ve had a few personal designs simmering on the back-burner for a little while (and a desperate desire to re-issue my existing snowfall mittens pattern after giving it a good going-over, because it was written before I spent five years in engineering learning how to do proper technical writing…) With that in mind, I decided to look into test knitting and all it entailed. It took about two hours for me to find and fall IN LOVE with a pattern that I figure I can actually do well, and am really keen on making. So, a few things have been set aside in favour of experimenting with a new cropped cardigan. (What? It’s spring. A little startistis is part of the season. At least this has a deadline.)

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Photo courtesy of Mary Kate Long, who has been kind enough to let me test her pattern.

Unfortunately my stash was entirely composed of wool and alpaca (please pay no heed to the acrylic shoved in the back of the closet…) They don’t make for really great “summer-y” knits, especially at worsted weight. Looked like a trip to yarn store was in order. Ah, shucks. 😉

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Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Tea Rose. Can you tell I’m excited to get going?!

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