When I graduated from my master's program back in 2012, my dear auntie gave me a generous gift of cash. Being somewhat new to the world of knitting, yet wanting to dive in wholeheartedly with all of my new found freedom from school, I promptly took myself down to my favorite yarn shop, bought a pattern for the Madelinetosh Hay Cardigan and enough Tosh Sock in Thunderstorm to complete the project, and headed home. I then promptly tucked that lovely yarn and pattern away for the next few months as I threw myself into an intense summer of wedding planning. As our wedding neared, I got more and more excited to cast on my first sweater. As I pulled things together for the wedding and packed for our honeymoon, that yarn got tucked right in for our road trip up north. And as we started driving the day after our wedding, I cast on and started working from the bottom up.
With a size 4 needle and sock yarn, the cardigan was much slower going than I had anticipated. So, our honeymoon came and went, yet I had made little progress on my project. Over the past two and half years, I've continued to plod away on that dear little honeymoon sweater. It was perfect road trip knitting, since it required a decent amount of attention to detail and it was rather unending! But since it required more attention and focus than other projects, it often got stashed away while more time-sensitve and quicker projects filled my hands. This past fall, the end of the cardigan was finally insight! And after our New Year's travels, the finishing touches were completed!
It's a bit hard to capture in the pictures, but the yarn is hand-dyed navy and the buttons are a soft teal. It also has a small pocket on the bottom right side of the sweater.
I must say that out of all the clothes I've sewn and items I've knit for myself over the years, this one may be my favorite to wear (besides my wedding dress...of course). It's so comfy and one of my favorite colors to add to almost any outfit. And it's wool!! I'm a lover of wool. In my dreams I'm a shepherdess of a small flock of sheep, each with lovely fleeces...but that's a story for another day...
Anyway, my honeymoon sweater is finally complete and I'm so very in love with it! Hooray!!!