This week I've been trying to get back into a sweater project I started in May and then put aside for the summer. It's Claudia Geiger's Cloudette Cardigan from the Summer 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. (Irony: I can't stand Jane Austen!)
I've been wanting a lightweight wrap sweater for a while, and I really like the shape of this one. Of course, a lot of things about it are all wrong for me. That picot edging is fussy, the white-on-pink color combo manages to look both juvenile and elderly at the same time, and combined with the gathered sleeves, the overall effect of this sample is just way too precious for my taste. I do like the gathered sleeves, actually, but with all the other stuff, it's just too much.
But mine won't have all that other stuff. I'm ditching the picot edge in favor of something cleaner, like ribbing or garter stitch (haven't gotten that far--I'll decide when I get there). The whole thing will be all one color. And the color will be this rich, grown-up jewel tone called "bottle green." The yarn is 50% silk, 50% merino, and I love the sheen and depth of color the silk provides.
I've had a hell of time trying to figure out where I left off on this thing back in May. It's taken me a while even to figure out what size I'd been making. I hadn't gotten very far on it when it went into hibernation, and the few notes I took make no sense to me now. But I think I'm back on track now. (Well, my armholes were way too deep and I had to rip out several inches of knitting, but that's a whole other thang....)