Today I have a finished object to show you that has a very special meaning for me. I started it in the final week of writing my MSc dissertation, when things were not good. It was one of the four things I did in that week: write, panic, knit, eat. At moments it seemed like a very good metaphor of the state of my dissertation. When I saw it progress, it sort of gave me strength and made me believe that I could achieve the same with the mess of sentences on my computer screen.

And then I stopped. There was no more time for breaks, just work work work, a sleepless night, and finally, a dissertation submitted. It was, without a doubt, one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever faced.

Finishing this cardigan now, several months later (due to some problems finding the proper DPNs), I feel as if the chapter finally closes. And it went well. BIG sigh of relief. :) So I present to you: Liesl (and its happy and relieved owner – yes, this one stays with me!).

I’ll write more on the project details some other time… Let this be more of an hommage to that other, typed, FO that was being made alongside it. :)

And if you’re really dying to see more photos, you can find them on the Rav project page. ;)

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I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

14 thoughts on “Liesl

  1. It looks fab with the belt. I’d never think of that, very, very pretty! And, as I already said, it looks great on you.

    Chevron stitch (fan and feather) is another knitting-related thing I have a love-hate relationship with. It can be perfect or it can be a disaster. In your case, it is the perfect :) Wear it loud and proud!

    • Thank you :) The belt originated from the fact that I was too lazy to think about buttonholes when knitting it… :) I have also bought some satin ribbons as an alternative to the belt, I’ll post more on that when I manage to snatch some photos.

      I had no idea it was called Chevron, you’ve really taught me something there! It’s such a quick lace pattern, I have to say I really loved it! I plan on doing it again definitely, and I hope I don’t run into its disaster side :) What was the problem with it that you had? I made the Liesl in the recommended yarn, so maybe this yarn is disaster-proof when it comes to the pattern? :)

  2. This is gorgeous! So flattering and what a perfect colour. It is great when you have a project which is really symbolic of the time you made it and what it gave you at that time. Yay for achievements!

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  4. Oh yes! Liking this one very much too.
    They won’t be able to get you out of your Liesl again! Ever…
    So many different ways of wearing it, you’re inspiring me!

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