Since almost a month now, I’m trying to find a new balance in my days. Starting a study after so many years takes a lot more than I thought.
For example, the last so many years, I’ve read a lot, but mainly in bed right before I went to sleep. So reading was something which made me sleepy, accompanied with a lot of yawning. Well, you can probably imagine what happens when I sit down at the table in the morning, with my study books…..
Something else what I did anticipate, but which seems to be quite tough, is the limited amount of time to craft. So it has been a long time since my last finish. Well, today I have a new one and it is the same as last time.
You remember the blue cardigan I made in August? Back then I already mentioned I would probably make another one; I just didn’t think it would be this quickly.
Both the Nepal and the Drops Alaska yarn have the same gauge. The are very similar in a lot of ways. The main difference is that Alaska is 100% wool, and the Nepal is 65% wool and 35% Alpaca. This makes this yarn so much softer. I used just over 12 skeins for this green cardigan, where I made the body and the sleeves 1 repeat less wide than I did with the blue cardigan.
The hand-painted wooden buttons are a real eye-catcher.