Apparently, there are hazards in talking to my sister on the phone (aka The Stitcherati). We’re crafty ladies and like to dish on the projects we’re currently making, things we’ve seen on Pinterest, and stuff we want to make. Well, last Sunday, she told me about a sweater she started to knit that she saw over on the Anthropologie Knits board on Ravelry. I may have squealed in delight into the phone when I looked up the project on my iPad while talking to her. This was a must-knit sweater, and I had to knit it now. Which is why I paid extra for shipping on Knit Picks because I wanted that yarn to knit that sweater NOW. Get the picture?
The pattern is Carnac by the oh-so-awesome Heather Dixon of Army of Knitters. I’ve always said that I’m “lace-challenged” in that even the most simple of patterns always seems to make me stumble and screw up my knitting. Once I got the hang of the constant yarn-overs, which make this sweater look almost like crochet, I started to breeze through this pattern over the weekend while watching a marathon of “Murder, She Wrote” on Netflix. Oh, Jessica Fletcher…it’s a shame Cabot Cove isn’t a real place in Maine because I’d move there.
I’m planning on seeing my crafty sis when she comes to visit me in October and I hope we can both wear our Carnac sweaters while she’s here. I’m trying to crank mine out as fast as I can to wear in time for the impending fall weather, and I can’t wait to see how hers turns out!