a few months ago i came across this picture (top) on pinterest and i immediately fell in love with the whole dang outfit. how comfy does that look? i saved it, went back to admire it a few times and, at some point, thought to myself, "i could make that". that simple...just going to make it.
i've scoured ravelry and have come up with, what i think, is a close match to the sweater. the yarn is purchased (and feels heavenly) and swatch made. the skirt will be a wool or wool blend and will be very simple to make; the hat i have some possible candidates. that scarf? i think it's the cocoon stitch and i have yet to master it (p5tog? sure...). i haven't completely given up, but i'm secretly hoping that i'm wrong on the stitch because i don't know if i want to spend any quality time doing it. we'll see..... i haven't even started to search around for a glove pattern, but i'm not too concerned about it.
the second picture is for the bare branches cardigan. the lovely pia showed hers off during one of her lovely kammebornia podcast, and i was smitten. it stuck with me for quite a while, so i decided that it was a must-have as well.
finally, there is the nordic wind shawl (bottom picture) that will be made using some very special yarn along with my own hand-spun. i love history and the yarn i'll be using is steeped in it which will make it all the more special.
there are a few more things that i may sneak in here or there knit-wise, but these are the main projects. obviously the whole outfit will take some time, but the other two should go along rather quickly. i haven't decided what i'll cast on first, but once i do, i'll update things here.
wishing you a safe journey into 2017!