Monday, April 4, 2011

It's difficult to be a knitter in Singapore. The weather is hot & humid, and most of the time, I have a sheen of perspiration on my face and neck. Everyone who sees me knitting will ask 'isn't it hot?'. Hence, I have learnt that when knitting for myself, thin little cardigans and shawls to protect my arms from the freezing air-conditioning are ideal.

Having said that, I think I have found the perfect pattern. Something that is pretty & fast & that I will get a lot of wear out of. Liesl cardigan. Knitted in worsted weight Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran, it ought to be really warm, but because of the feather and fan pattern, is surprisingly wearable. Best of all, it took me about 5 days to knit & finish & block it (twice). I am already planning to cast on another. It's fun to be knitting for myself again.

1 comment:

opportunityknits said...

It's a pretty Liesel, lovely colour. Nowadays I'm also knitting cardis for wearing in air-conditioned places :)
It's nice to know that you are still knitting and blogging :)