For a sunny Friday afternoon, in which I’ve been quiet and headachy, here is something lovely to show you.
It’s a piece of my first winter cardigan of the year. Late in the afternoon when the sun has been bright and cheery, it’s hard to think that winter is coming (to quote a particular exciting TV Show, Game of Thrones) but come it will and I want to be ready.
While I’m nearing the final stages of the tweedy cable vest for my nephew, I’ve taken a moment to re-acquaint myself with my Seamair Cardigan, which I began in late January.
This is the right front, the back is complete and I think the pattern has a very pleasing column of cables. They go down both fronts and two down the back for detail and shaping.
It’s a delightfully simple cable with only two actual pattern rows out of six. And in 12ply Bendigo Woollen Mills rustic on 5.5mm needles, it’s flying along at a most satisfactory pace.
And it’s got a fabulous cast on. It’s a tubular cast on, which I’ve never done before and while it’s mildly fiddly, once that first step is over, you’re off and running. I love a piece of knitting that makes you stop and look and admire every now and then – it’s a great part of the process, a real contributor to the overall enjoyment of the work.
So yes, winter is coming, and I’ll be ready. Will you?
ps For those not in the know, ‘winter is coming’ is the portent laden phrase used in Game of Thrones – which returns for a second season this weekend. We’re a little bit excited in our house.