I joined Carol Feller's KAL in the fall with the intention of knitting this lovely sweater, named Capall Dubh, by mid December. However, I did not complete it until the beginning of January due to work obligations and Christmas preparations. In the past this would have bothered me but I decided to let it go and not worry about it. Life happens.
This is the first Carol Feller pattern I have ever knit and I think it is very well written. I used Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Alabaster colourway. It is a sport weight yarn in a lovely merino, silk, and cashmere blend. The colour is hard to photograph but I would describe it as the colour of honey with darker undertones. This was the first time I knit with Pashmina and it is going to be so luxurious to wear.
The cardigan was knit from the top down and the sleeves were knit in the round.
I had to reknit the first sleeve as it came out way too tight. Knitting two sleeves is hard enough but knitting three sleeves was torture! Well I might not have met my deadline but I am starting the New Year with a new sweater. As for other New Year resolutions I am going to try to enjoy the moment more and not always look immediately to setting the next goal.
Happy New Year to everyone! I wish you all the best in 2015.