Thankfully it's a little cooler here today, or at least less humid. I've found it pretty unpleasant the last few days I must admit. It seems we're never happy with the weather, whatever it's doing, are we?
It's still too hot for me to wear my new cardigan though, which is why you're seeing it on Rosie.
It's sort of self designed. I used stitch numbers from a plain cardigan pattern I found, can't remember which one it was now, and then used the stitch pattern from Esther Socks for the body. The sleeves are plain stocking stitch, and are elbow length because I didn't have enough yarn to make them longer. All the ribbing is twisted rib, finished with an I-cord bind off.
When I was knitting it I thought it was going to be too small, but if anything it's a bit bigger than I would have liked. I really struggle with getting knits the right size. I should probably always knit one size smaller than I think I need.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to it being cool enough for me to wear this.
I'm now planning another cardigan, using some Colourmart Extra Fine Merino I bought a while ago because I loved the colour.
It's called "Geranio" and is a kind of pinky, orangy red. I have about 1300 yards of it.
I'm torn between 2 patterns at the moment. I'd really like to do Meridien by Joji Locatelli.
I don't have quite the amount of yarn the pattern calls for though, and no chance of getting any more. It looks pretty long, so I might be able to shorten it a bit. I'm not too far off the yardage required.
My alternative is Chance of Showers by Heidi Kirrmaier.
I've definitely got enough yarn for this one.
Goodness, I'm so indecisive! Maybe I should knit this in the yarn I have and then buy some more for Meridien, does that sound like a good plan?