So, I just knit a sweater in a weekend. Oh, for totally. Yes, I did.
Pattern: owls by Kate Davies
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool, color 8061 (brown with a hint of gray)
Needles: 6 & 6.5 mm (US 10 & 10.5) – the size called for, for once
Size: 3 (36″)
I cast on Friday night, I had the body done before noon Saturday, I had the second sleeve started before I went to bed Saturday, and the whole thing done before dinner tonight. I’m not weaving ends in yet because I’m expecting this to grow a bit after washing and I may need to make adjustments. But I’m way happy with this as it is. The pattern is well-written and the yarn is great to work with. I love the 250 g skeins Cascade Eco comes in; I got the body, one whole sleeve, and the second sleeve up to the last decrease out of one skein. I still have 155 g left. I’m hoping I have enough left after I make the Drops 103 jacket to squeeze out a striped sweater with the leftovers from both.
So, my Year. Of. Sweaters. is more than on track – I don’t even need to start the next one until March 1. It is tempting to cast on for the next sweater right away, but I have a basket full of unfinished work calling my name, so I’m going to clear some of that out first. And I need to hunt down appropriate buttons for the owl eyes. I think I’ll go with the eyes-on-only-one-owl approach. Maybe on one shoulder? Of course, they’re plenty cute just the way they are.