Lately, I’ve been keeping myself busy knitting a sweater. It is Laar by Gudrun Johnston–a pattern out of The Shetland Trader. I’m using some gorgeous Jill Draper Aurora yarn in Paprika. Pretty, pretty.
This sweater has been in my project list for over two and a half years. It landed there after meeting Gudrun at Squam in 2011. I knew it would be a big project so it was a tad daunting. Also, because it is someone else’s pattern, it didn’t seem part of legitimate “blog work.” I’ve decided that I need to get over that. For these reasons, I wanted this sweater to be one of the first projects I tackled in my Finish Fifty pile. A couple of MadMen Season 5 DVDs this weekend helped me make a good dent. yay!
In all my knitting, this is only the second sweater I’ve made for ME since I was 7. Feels rather indulgent, in a good way. What did you work on this weekend?
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