Having surveyed my knitted wardrobe during Me Made May, via considering the me mades I never or rarely wore, I came to two main conclusions:
Hurried buying of yarn or deciding too quickly on knitting projects was one of my sins I was already well aware of, and this surfaced several times. However, the other was more unexpected, but became glaringly obvious:
Exhibit A helped me recognise I knit sweaters when sometimes I’d be better off knitting a cardigan.
When considering Exhibit B, I recognised that maybe I’d have been better of knitting a cardigan than a shawl to throw over my shoulders when I’m working.
I don’t think it made the discussion about Exhibit C, but in all honesty, I think I’m happier wearing a fancy cardigan than a fancy shawl.
And Exhibit D? Whilst you wonderful lot out there gave me some good suggestions for getting to grips with my lacy sweater, it was pointed out to me by Sarah at whatimuptotoday, that I would probably be better turning it into a lacy cardigan.
On top of me receiving a huge message from #MMM16 that cardigans are definitely the way forward, my wardrobe only contains one casual cardigan I like wearing. The other cardigans are either ready for the bin – but I don’t want to part with them – or ones that go with specific outfits.
So the message is unmistakable: My next project for me will be a cardigan. So far I’ve been thinking about patterns. I’ve got as far and drawing one out and casting on a piece to test what I’ve drawn will look the way I think it will. So I’m not hurrying this either. And I have to say I am enjoying savouring the idea of making it and how gorgeous it will be when it’s finished. I just hope it lives up to my expectations.