There’s just over a week until term finishes, and my desk is groaning under the pile of work I should be doing, but let me share with you the most pressing question on my mind.
Yes, it’s time for a new post-Woolfest round of Which Cardigan Should I Knit Next With My Bargain Yarn?
Due to my slightly obsessive fangirling of Kate Davies and all her works, I have a desperate urge to make myself an Ursula cardigan. Only, y’know, not in those colours she chose. Pastels. Not me.
And now we reach the heart of the dilemma. I love the fairisle for its authenticity, and the sheer exciting brilliance of chopping holes in a piece of intricate knitting (did I mention I’m totally over any fear of steeks?) But I find myself drawn back into the quiet simplicity of stripes, and fitted garments. Have you tried adding waist shaping to a fairsle cardigan? *shudder* But then have you noticed how unflattering cardigans without shaping are to 98% of adult women? Verily, I do not know what to do for the best.
Probably I will knit myself something uncontroversial from the pretty purple alpaca, whilst pondering this eternal question. Only, I need to make my mind up in the next few weeks before I hit Lerwick.