It may be dreary outside, but this cardigan is bringing me sunshine.
I’m wearing a yellow hand knit cardigan to work today and I feel wonderful. Not just wonderful, but joyful.
Every time I look away from my keyboard and my glance glides over my yellow, woolly sleeve I feel a sense of enormous pride. Here is something beautiful and useful that I made with my own hands. The stockinette is smooth. The fit is good (better than I expected). The color is bright, cheerful and (bonus) doesn’t clash with my wardrobe.
I learned quite a bit in knitting this garment. I learned how to use short rows to shape a garment. I fell in love with how graceful a knit can look when constructed in long curves instead of straight blocks.
The eyelets didn’t turn out half bad either.