Sunday, December 18, 2011

Livingstone Cardigan and Julia Child

I am finally knitting a sweater for me. My project notes are getting much too long on Ravelry, so off to the blog I go! I'm knitting the Livingstone Cardigan in Rowan British Sheep Breeds in mid-brown Jacob.

I chose this pattern because it reminds my of a cardigan my Aunt Carol gave me in 3rd or 4th grade. I outgrew it very quickly and have wanted a replacement ever since. I've finally found something close to what I remember.

Now that Amazon has all 10 seasons of The French Chef with Julia Child, I'm slowly working my way through the episodes. I'm still in season one, in black and white, so it's hard to tell what she's doing and most food doesn't look terribly appetizing in shades of gray. I just missed how to make mayonnaise by hand, since I was fixing cables.

What I've learned with this project so far: Swatches lie. I need to look at my knitting after every single row. I have every size DPN, except 10. It's not as scary to drop down and fix cables as I thought.