The traditional gift for a 7th year wedding anniversary is wool. You can imagine my happiness at discovering this.
My inspiration for this sweater came from the film Jules et Jim. I loved the imagery and atmosphere of this wonderfully curious movie, and the knitwear was perfect. I searched for a plain, shawl-collar sweater, to not much avail. If you know of a different pattern you’d recommend, I’d greatly appreciate it. Especially if it is a top-down shawl collar cardigan. This pattern is Smokin‘ by Jared Flood, from Son of Stitch ‘N Bitch. I remember reading the old Brooklyn Tweed blog back when blogs were new, and being so excited by Jared’s photographs and designs. It was when I was getting back into knitting, mostly privately, in my little apartment with books and slow internet. It was the beginning of a knitting revolution, which we were part of whether we knew it or not.
My sweater, his sweater, fits! and is so thick and cozy. Luckily the recipient is the best, most appreciative human to knit for, and I am eternally grateful for that and every last one of his other wonderful qualities. Happiest anniversary 💙.
You can read more knitterly details on this sweater here.
Fall is here. Winter is sort of here in Denver. We got a thrillingly chilly walk in before the snow flew. I’m away at a work conference, enjoying the weirdness of staying in a strange hotel, hiding away and knitting like a crazy hermit.
Reading :: Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
Listening :: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (perfect, perfect October book)
Watching :: knitting video podcasts, Mandarine’s and Fiber Tales. I had no idea these things existed. I’m obsessed. Any suggestions on others would be appreciated.
Happy October everyone.