One of the designers I really admire is Connie Chang Chinchio. Her sweater designs are really top notch. When I first saw her Sabbatical sweater published in Twist Collective, I just knew I had to knit it for myself. Isn’t it lovely? It’s been such a long time since I knit something for myself, especially a sweater. So the first order of business was to decide on a yarn. Done!
Alpaca with a Twist. The same yarn I’m using for Kate’s Cardigan. And when I say “the same yarn” I actually mean “the same yarn”. Yup, it’s Kermit the frog time… I think Kate’s Cardigan is a pretty sweater and Elizabeth Morrison did a smashing job designing it, but somehow I’m no longer motivated to work on it. The back and fronts are done, but I have no desire to finish. *sigh* Therefore I will be repurposing the alpaca yarn for Sabbatical. Connie’s sweater calls for more yarn than I have, so last weekend I went to Natural Stitches to see if maybe, just maybe, they had some of this color in stock. Not only did they have the same color, but they had the same dye lot! Talk about luck!
I just have to finish up Markus’ mittens (already halfway done with mitten #2) and I can cast on. Yay, new project!