In January, 2018 I bought the Fern & Feather sweater pattern. The same day I bought the pattern, I ordered the yarn to make it. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay’s Gloria, a 100% merino superwash wool worsted weight yarn. The main color is Oceana, an ocean blue, and Vereda, a minty green with blue undertones.
When I have an out of town trip planned, I like to have easy projects. Those can be plain jane socks, simple sweaters, simple scarves . . but it has to be simple because I’m either visiting with family or friends; or I’m having to put it down and pick it back up a million times. It isn’t like knitting at home where I can have several hours of time with few interruptions.
With all the projects I’ve been finishing, I didn’t have much that’s simple that I could take with me so I went ahead and started Fern & Feather last night. It will qualify for Eat, Sleep, Knit’s fourth quarter Knit Along if I get it finished. If not, I’m not concerned about the points. But, if I can get past the colorwork, and get the sleeves separated, it will be plain jane stockinette knitting for the remainder of the sweater.
There are 39 rows of colorwork. I figured if I could get through about 15 of them last night, then I might could get the rest of the colorwork done today. I got through 18 rows last night so my goal for today is going to be to get through the colorwork, then maybe Thursday or Friday I can the sleeves separated off and then it will be smooth sailing . . just stockinette knitting . . and that’s what I need for my traveling project.
In the meantime, I’m going to work on All the Lights at least a couple of hours today I hope.