Today is my knitting anniversary! Eight years ago today, I finished my first knitting project, a mug cozy with a button. My knitting SIL taught me to knit, and this project taught me the knit stitch, decreasing, increasing, and a simple button hole. If I remember right, this was an inexpensive wool/acrylic mix, and I borrowed some bamboo straight needles from my SIL because I didn’t have any yet. That didn’t last long, though!
Knitting and I have been very happy together for the last eight years!
I’m not sure what motivated me, but I cast on a new project this weekend. I’ve been collecting Manos del Uruguay in the color Locura Fluo for a while now, planning to make a super bright, fun sweater. I started the gauge swatch months ago and then it went into hibernation for ages. Happily the gauge swatch, which was my second, gave me the right gauge, so I was able to cast on right away. I want the yarn to be the main focus so I chose a simple pullover called Apogean. I’ll do a long sleeve version but I haven’t decided if I’ll do a solid color, like gray, for the ribbing.
I’m almost to the part when I get to join in the round, and then it will just be lots and lots of colorful stockinette! I think I might enjoy it with this yarn.
Happy Monday, friends!
Happy Anniversary! That is an ideal first project.
Happy Anniversary 😊
That is going to be one happy sweater. I’m smiling just looking at what you have knit so far!
That sweater is going to be amazing. Happy knitaversary.
Happy Knitaversary! Your sweater is going to be so lovely!
Happy Knitting Anniversary! That is something to celebrate. I can’t wait to see your finished sweater!