I’m a big fat liar.
So, last week, I wrote a whole big thing about how I am a process knitter only. I said I would never knit something simply because I want the finished project.
Well, I shouldn’t have been so insistent about that. Because this weekend, I went looking through my Ravelry Queue, trying to find something to do between work assignments. And I re-discovered a sweater I has been living, half-forgotten in the back of my brain for the two years since I put it in my queue.
I first saw this sweater at a knitting convention in 2015. A group of impossibly cool ladies were all wearing the same sweater (this one) in different colors, and each had paired it with a unique vintage skirt. I knew immediately I needed a Chuck of my own.
I have a bunch of high-waisted dresses that I love wearing in the summer, but none of my sweaters really go with them, so I end up having to wait to wear my dresses until the weather gets really warm (June or July in Seattle).
I love the shape of this sweater- the length is perfect with a skirt or dress, and the wide ribbed hem is super flattering. I love how the sweater is fitted through the waist, and that cable is to die for!
I also happen to have a bunch of dark-chocolate yarn just waiting in my stash for a project like this. (It was on sale years and years ago, and I miscalculated how much I would need for a different pullover by a couple skeins, so it’s just been sitting in my closet, waiting for me to figure out what to do with it.)
Anyway, I’m very excited to get started on this project. (Or, rather, I’m excited to have this finished sweater.) I think I’ll cast on this afternoon!
Have you ever made a project solely because you wanted (needed) the finished object?
And, don’t forget! You’ve got until Friday to be entered into the Flourish giveaway!
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