Currently on my needles is a Ranger Cardigan for my husband. It is the first garment I have ever knitted for my husband. The description for the pattern says “A high ribbed collar and horn buttons add subtle personality to this classic wardrobe item for men that is just as appropriate on a bustling city street as it is when camping in the woods.” I thought that was very fitting for my husband… the camping part at least.
I didn’t want to spoil him with the best yarn since it is his first hand knit cardigan so I am using Stitch Studio by Nichole in the color way Forest Heather. The yarn is 100% acrylic, but I am not complaining that I only paid $10.00 for the yarn. I tend to pick up discount yarn at big box stores when they have big sales. I would rather use this type of yarn to work out new stitch patterns and details instead of destroying my precious fancy yarns. So it does have it’s place. It also works great as waste yarn. But in this case it is turning into a beautiful cardigan. If my husband wears it out I will gladly knit him another one with some beautiful wool yarn. So $10.00 for yarn $9.00 for the pattern and ??? for the buttons isn’t bad for his first garment.
My sisters are hosting a New to You Make-A-Long on their podcast Cocktail Hour at the Coop. Quite a few other makers and podcasters have joined in to co-host. I had plans on making a few things from my Making magazine this Winter. Hopefully I’ll be able to join in the Make-A-Long because there are going to be some great prizes!!! Also it might be good to have a little motivation to try some new things.
I thought it would be fun to add some sewing along with my knitting. There are also some knitting patterns in this magazine that have some techniques I haven’t done before so I might try them as well.
I’m looking forward to heading to Vogue Knitting Live in a few weeks!!! I feel like I should cast something on special for the event, but I’m not sure what. So I’ll just keep working on my husbands cardigan.