It’s the hardest part

Not the knitting, not the bobbles, not the psychological stamina of getting through all the seaming and then remembering to still knit the sash…nope. The hardest part is waiting for the danged thing to dry so you can sew the buttons on already and call it a day.

Aran-weight wool sure is warm and toasty but after a hand-wringing and two towel rolls it still needs another day’s air dry. The Blooming Cardigan is almost there….


Check out that hot bobble action.


The next hardest part? Figuring out which sweater to knit next. It’s a good thing swatching fills that between-time nicely.


One more knitting week left in February. Better make it count!


  1. pretty swatches! can’t wait to see what you choose next.

  2. ladyoctavia · ·


    What are the on deck options for those swatches?

  3. Blooming is just lovely! Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  4. It’s beautiful! I can’t wait to see your button choice.

    And i have to say, even your swatches are dreamy. I could learn a thing or two from you. 😀

  5. It’s even harder when you’re blocking all the pieces for a beautiful new purple sweater (mine’s purple, too!) and you realize AFTER everything’s all wet that one of the fronts is an inch too short but you have to wait for it to dry before you can frog it and fix it. Urrrrg.

    Anyway, your bloomingdales looks lovely. I want one!

  6. tinebeest · ·

    Looks goooooood!

    You’re teasing us with those swatches!

  7. Nice swatches! The sweater is great, too! 😉

  8. Blooming Lovely!!!

  9. Aye, pretty swatches and your cardi is a Stunner.
    I’ve heard tale of folks using their washers, spinning cycle only, they swear by it, gets loads of water/moisture out of the knits pre-blocking.

  10. I love Blooming. It caught my eye when I got the magazine but I didn’t ponder it UNTIL NOW. LOVE IT!

  11. The hardest part for blog readers? Waiting to see it modelled.

  12. Looks beautiful. Finishing is really the hardest part isn’t it? Once the knitting is done I just want the darn thing ready to wear :).

  13. Hot bobble action? Bet you get a lot of search engine hits off that one!

    I love the color – it really is beautiful!

  14. I am both impressed and jealous. A new sweater! So exciting! I can hardly wait to see it completely finished.

  15. It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see it on you.

  16. Love your sweater! Beautful work!

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