Sometimes I finish a project and immediately get dressed up and run upstairs to photograph it. Other times, I wait three years.
This sweater was my birthday present to myself in 2011. I had been eyeing fancy yarns and decided to treat myself to a sweater’s worth of Madelinetosh (colorway: thyme). I almost chose Composition Book Grey but I think I just liked the name.
Anyway, the pattern is the Blackberry Cable Cardigan and it was so much fun to knit! It was three years ago but I’m pretty sure the blackberry stitch was a bitch and a half but the rest of it knitted up easily. Cables are the best. They’re not actually that hard but they make sweaters look so fancy and complicated. Hee. I also love how hourglassy it turned out with the very deliberate waist definition.
My only issue is I overestimated the sleeve length and ended up with sleeves that are about 3″ too long and didn’t have enough yarn left to make the shawl collar as wide as I’d wanted.
Someday I might fix it. Someday.