I finally decided what to do with my Shalimar Breathless. The winning pattern? Not a cardigan after all (it’s a pullover), and one that hadn’t even been released when I originally planned to get started.
It’s a lovely, simple but carefully thought-out, classic pullover, with a v-neck and 3/4 sleeves (which is how I end up wearing most sweaters regardless of the actual sleeve length). It’s the sort of thing that I could pair with a blazer and a skirt for a dressed-up day at work, or wear equally happily with jeans and fuzzy slippers, around the house.
So far I’ve only swatched, and then started on one sleeve.
I’ve actually gotten a bit farther than the photo shows, but not much. I do have a predilection for working with finer yarns, so be prepared: a pullover for my not-tiny self in fingering weight is going to take some time. However, this is going to be something I can wear for years, and I’m determined to make it fit well and do the pattern and the yarn justice.
I should also note that I am well aware that (a) this is a very grey project to showcase in the middle of the ColourRIOT posts, and (b) this is a very grey project to be knitting in March in Canada. Dare I point out that my other knitting-for-me project right now is also grey?
Actually, I find grey can be as interesting and as compelling as any other colour, when it’s done well — and these yarns? They’re done WELL.
At least my mitered squares are keeping the colour love alive, anyway!