I have made another sweater. Here’s what I think happens: I think that when the weather is cold, my brain goes to sleep and all I can imagine doing about the fact that I’m chilly is to knit something, never mind that I already have a lot (I mean a LOT) of sweaters. If it snows? I knit faster. If the wind blows through the cracks? I knit with one hand and cast on two more sweaters with the other. If there’s a blizzard and the power goes out and we all have to sit around by candlelight singing madgrigals in four-part harmony because the internet won’t work? I sing alto, while knitting in the dark. I guess that’s just how I am.
This has turned out to be the most perfect sweater I have ever made. It is Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier, and I love it. It has everything I want in a handknit garment—interesting details, great fit, and long stretches of plain knitting so I can keep my eyes on Downton Abbey while I work.
I’ve worn this sweater four times since I finished it. I wore it before it was even photographed. I wore it yesterday, and I want to wear it again right now. It is warm and flattering and comfortable. Heidi, I am your faithful servant. I don’t know which part I like better, the tidy i-cord bindoff (which rolled like a cinnamon bun until I blocked it, after which it just sat up straight and combed its hair and behaved itself like I can’t believe) or the cute little crescent-shaped pocket trims with i-cord edging:
The yarn is Cascade 220 in charcoal gray, recycled from another sweater I made a few years ago and got tired of.
I love this sweater so much that I’ve already started another one just like it:
I can’t wait.