|Woodsmoke Cable Collection|
But can you blame me?
Back around Thanksgiving, I bought a sweater's worth of wool with the intention of knitting a Christmas Day Cast On sweater for myself. I didn't cast on on Christmas Day though because I hadn't found the perfect pattern yet. I knew I wanted something with lots of cables, I knew I wanted a loose fit through the body but not overly loose in the arms. I knew I wanted a sweater, not a cardigan, or at least I didn't think I did. But if I found the perfect cardigan pattern before I found a sweater pattern, the cardigan couldn't have a collar. It also needed to be knit from worsted weight since that's what I'd bought. Oh, and it had to fit. None of those patterns that have a 34 inch chest as the XL size would do. So, yeah. I had a lot of stipulations on what the perfect pattern was.
I looked and I looked and I looked some more. I was starting to worry that I'd never find the perfect pattern. I was starting to think that my Etsy shop would be selling nothing but gray hats in 2017.
And then magic happened. I opened my email and there it was. KnitPicks had sent me an ad for Woodsmoke, a highly cabled collection of sweaters, scarves, wraps and hats. I couldn't help myself. I had to order it. Absolutely had to! I want to knit every single pattern in the collection. But first, I'll knit the Honeycomb sweater. It's perfect!