Behold! A miracle has occurred!
No, I was not whisked away to heaven during the weekend’s scheduled rapture. But I did finish my Whisper Cardigan Saturday night, which was almost as impressive and surprising as judgment day would have been.
Pattern: Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig from Interweave Knits Spring 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in Rhodesian
Needles: US 6 and US 3
Can I tell you how much I love this yarn? I love the color, I love the softness, I love everything about it. Had the sweater come out terribly I wouldn’t even have cared because then I would have had the pleasure of knitting something else with it.
This project was fraught with uncertainty. The pattern sizing was sketchy at best and I didn’t know until I finished the whole top portion whether or not it would fit. But I tried it on and it fit perfectly. Then came the small matter of picking up about a zillion stitches. Barely pulling through that ordeal, I began knitting downward, increasing on each side to create the little flaps on the front, which I feared that I’d find annoying. I was also concerned that the sweater would keep my shoulders too warm while leaving the front of my body chilly. But I wore it all day today and noticed only how luxurious it felt, and how much I enjoyed the burst of sunshiny color every time I passed a mirror. And after this many gray and rainy days I will take sunshine in any form.