I wrote a long post about this cardigan and then discovered a week later that it never published and that all my edits were lost. Reflecting back, it's likely this loss is a good thing; perhaps my musings veered from rambling, to rushed, to dull.
And this cardigan (or what my seven-year-old refers to as "the sweater you've been making since I was three") is far from dull. After abandoning a forsaken project, finding the best hood pattern, and adapting a pattern for wristwarmers, I created this cozy jacket. It only took me about nine months. The yarn is a sumptuous combination of silk and alpaca. I held two strands together to create the hood, giving the finished piece a pleasing loft and warmth about my shoulders.
This sort of thrift store/crochet mash-up is right up my alley. Searching for just the right jacket, researching patterns, adapting ideas to fit my vision. Walking the very fine line of how much is too much and how much is just right?
It's the perfect layering piece for tranisitional seasons. I finished it at the end Autumn, just as I was pulling out my down jacket and matching up my gloves. It's been waiting through the dark days of winter, hanging patiently in my closet. Now the days are longer and a little warmer. With a lightweight scarf, my favorite green cardigan will once again see the light of day.