|Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Mahogany Mix|
Last week, Andi posted a kind of love letter to all the yarnies she's met via her blog, new friends whose generosity in spirit and yarny goodness has kept her knitting fresh. I, too, feel the same way. There are so many of you whose comments keep me both excited about blogging and knitting. You are incredibly funny, warm, generous, and oh so talented -- I love reading your blogs and reading your comments on mine.
When I cast on this cardigan in mid-November (yikes!), I wanted to finish it in time to wear to Thanksgiving with my family (yeah, right). Needless to say, that didn't happen.
But it wasn't because you all didn't encourage me. My KAL partner, Wei Siew, was the little knitting angel on my shoulder who, with only loving encouragement, never meanness, kept tapping me and urging me on.
Erin, Pumpkin, Julie, Gail, Erin-Kate, and Andi, to name just a few, have been wonderful about keeping my spirits up about this cardigan.
And most recently, Kirsten gave me the heave-ho that I needed to jump start me back on schedule. I've now picked up for the 1x rib collar and am getting that part done. The second sleeve is almost done and then all I have left to do is sew in the sleeves.
Thank you to ALL my dear friends, named and un-named, for pushing me through. Fingers crossed that I'll be posting about my new FO very, very soon!