As I said. Since I’ve got a lot of important things to do at the moment, the urge to immerse myself in doubtful projects has become overwhelming. Buying Birgitta Forslund’s book on knitted and crocheted cardigans has not helped matters, either. So I decided that since I’m close to finishing one cardigan from said book (my very first one, I should add), I might as well let you know about what’s going on.
I really like the book despite two things: I came across something that must be a translation error – and apparently not the only one to be found in the German edition -, that’s causing me a headache now regarding my cardigan’s pockets. One single wrong word (now nicely crossed out and corrected scrawled in green ink…) can be such a pain in the ass! Then there was this review on amazon.com (about the English original, titled My Favourite Cardigns to Knit) where someone complained that they didn’t like the designs in this book. Seriously? I mean, obviously you don’t have to like them, but why on earth would you buy a book if you don’t care for its content? It seems sort of ridiculous to give it a bad review for not containing what you like… So, I’m currently working on the first sleeve of what’s called the “Florist’s Cardigan,” at least in German, and you’ll see some pictures of the pieces I’ve finished very soon. Before I start putting them together, anyway.
Also, I am delighted by the new wool brand I found through this book’s instructions and yarn recommendation: DROPS. They’ve got excellent wool, at very decent prices – and there are often bargains for certain colours and qualities. I’m using Lima (65% wool, 35% alpaca, 1,70€/50g!) right now, and it’s a joy to work with. I’ve also got some Baby Alpaca Silk (70% alpaca, 30% silk, 2,80€/50g) waiting for the next cardigan, and some Alpaca (100% well…alpaca, 2,45€/50g) for a children’s vest. I’ll keep you posted on those, as well.