That Time of the Month
Given that it's the last day of the month, I should probably share the new project of the month. I did start early, but the blogging? Somehow that fell behind.
The concept, to bring up to speed those of you who may be newer readers of the blog, is that every month this year I pick a new project from a book that I own, but from which I've never knit anything. I call it My Book-a-Month Plan. And there are 13 months, because I have 13 four-week rotations in my intern year. The original idea was that I should either knit things from the books I own, or clear out the space. The book this month, however, I just bought last month, but that would get us to the second benefit of this plan.
I'm trying to be a focused knitter these days, since The Chuppah is such a big project. But I can't only knit one thing, and I can't never cast on for something new. So this project is my one "out" each month, in addition to my Resurrected UFO and a couple of socks. So far, it's working well. And in the last two months, picking baby sweaters has kept me from getting too many new UFOs.
For this month, Louisa Harding's Natural Knits for Babies and Moms is a wonderful treasury of adorable - and adaptable - patterns. And the one that caught my eye this month? The Adorable Chenille Cardigan is a) adorable and b) uses stash yarn. In the book, the cardigan is monochromic. But as I pulled out the basket with my treasured stash of Cotton Chenille, I saw these two colors sitting together. And I saw that the cardigan had a seed stitch bottom edge, collar, and button band. And I thought an off-white body with a maroon edging would be just perfect. And so far, so good. In fact, so far, so better. Because all it lacks now are two sleeves. And some up-to-date photos.