Knitting is such a wonderful skill to have. The process of making something wearable from essentially a bit of string always amazes me. I’ve been eyeing handknit sweaters and cardigans wistfully for years and I’ve finally jumped in with the Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan. You can find my Ravelry project page here (after years of lying dormant I’m finally starting to actually use my Ravelry account).
cardigan knitting. tidytipsy
So far I’m loving this pattern. I could follow the instructions with hardly a problem and incredibly have not made a mistake yet (I think). I’m also making progress pretty fast. J and I have started watching Game of Thrones in the evenings and that has definitely been a good thing for this cardigan.
As always I’m now wondering why I waited so long to start a cardigan. The Shapely Boyfriend is an enjoyable knit even though the concept of constantly counting and keeping track of rows is novel for me. With socks and scarves I would just make it up as I went along, it’s so easy to try them on in between.
cardigan knitting. tidytipsy
Is it weird I’m still itching to cast on another pair of socks? I firmly believe sock knitting is as addictive as coffee or chocolate. I’m trying to keep myself far away from my yarn stash in order to finish one thing at a time.
Not sure if it’s an artist thing or if I’m just weird but the feeling of handling yarn and the smooth bamboo needles against it is such a joy. For me that is what handmade means…the sensual process of making things by hand is so satisfying and fulfilling.

In other random inspirations:


10 thoughts on “progress

  1. Stefanie Neumann

    Viel Spaß beim Cardigan-Stricken!

    Eine Verwandte von mir strickt auch viel – besonders Socken. Ich weiß nicht, wie sie es beschreiben würde, aber ich habe das Gefühl, Du bist möglicherweise nicht die Einzige, die da ein gewisses Suchtpotenzial spürt… 😉

    Deine Fotos sind wieder so schön!


  2. Ana GR

    Kristina, I love both reading you -addictive- and everything that you produce, clothes, photos or knit! you make me want to start knitting … again, as I used to knot when I was 8, but I don’t think I remember anything at all!


  3. Neus

    It looks great, I really like this colour! Knitting amazes me two, it seems an incredible “construction”.
    *I wish I had a better English level, I can read everything but I feel that I write in a such a poor way.


    1. Kristina

      As incredible as sewing, really 🙂 Your english is great! The most important thing is being understood and being able to express yourself. Us non-native speakers have to remind ourselves we are not ‘required’ to be perfect!


  4. Lindsay

    That color is soooo gorgeous! I think it’s going to be an amazing sweater.

    I finished the body on mine last weekend and have started in on the first sleeve. I think I left out somewhere between 10-15 rows at the end because it was getting so long, and I’m sure it’ll grow even more after blocking.

    Love the links! And I’m especially looking forward to your photo project. 🙂



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