NaKniSweMo 2015

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Hey guys! Are you feeling this winter-y vibe? This familiar sensation that comes with colder days, closeness of the Holidays and this strong desire to cuddle around the fire with a woolen sweater? Well I most certainly do. And although I know the few weeks left before the Holidays will be insanely busy, I just feel this urge to knit myself a cozy, warm sweater.

In all fairness, I must say that NaKniSweMo has the BEST and the WORST timing at the same time – I most certainly DO want to participate and indulge myself in a new, fun, warm and cozy sweater, but I know I definitely SHOULDN’T. Which is why I have been debating whether or not I should participate this year. And… well… This happened:

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I decided to try it, although I will give priority to the Christmas presents and getting the house ready for the holidays. The sweater I’ll be making is Laurie by Josée Paquin, and I’m using Classic Elite Yarns’s Soft Linen in the color Smokey Rose. I am absolutely, positively thrilled about this project, and although I know chances are slim that I’ll be able to complete it before the end of the month, I’m hoping I can at least finish it before the Holidays. Please cross your fingers with me!

New project

In the meantime, I also just finished the Casu Cowl, using some Berroco Element yarn I had in stash. It looks fantastic, and I’m absolutely delighted by the pattern/yarn combination. This pattern written by Galia Lael is elegantly simple, exquisite in the small details. I especially like the raised edge between the moss stitch and lace sections and the elegant slip stitch borders. And the yarn just brings out the texture beautifully, so I couldn’t be more satisfied with this project.

Casu Cowl

What do you guys think? Are you participating in the NaKniSweMo this year? What are you working on? Leave me a comment and let me know what you are up to 🙂

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2 thoughts on “NaKniSweMo 2015

    chrisknits said:
    November 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Being on the down hill side of a cardigan I didn’t want to jump in this year. Good luck in your quest, but I can’t keep my fingers crossed I have to knit. I would cross my eyes, but then I would likely trip and fall. I could cross my heart and hope to die, but I want to live!! I can’t cross my toes, they would just cramp. I will just have to cross my legs, that way I can still knit! I have had the Casu Cowl queued forever. Must start one!

      Crafty Effie responded:
      November 9, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      You should definitely give the Casu Cowl a try, I’m sure you’ll LOVE it! In the meantime, I’m wishing you the best of luck with your cardigan 🙂

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