During the summer, I decided that I wanted to knit myself a cozy sweater for autumn. When we decided that we wanted to visit Gotland in autumn, I knew I wanted to have it finished by then. Well… summer came and went, and suddenly it was September. And I hadn´t even started! After much thinking I decided I wanted a yellow sweater (no shock there, I know…), and ordered yarn. I started knitting as soon as I got the yarn in the mail. In the middle of this I got sick and had to stay home from work, and knitting kept me sane. The next week I was back at work, but on the second day back, I got a bench with three kids on my foot, and had to stay home with my foot elevated and all that. It wasn´t broken, but I was scared that I wouldn´t be able to enjoy Gotland as much as I had hoped. No need to say, I got some knitting done, and my sweater was done! I used eight days from start to finish and I was able to wear it for our trip. And we had a great time!
(My foot is doing fine now. A little sore from time to time, but nothing to worry about. )
But back to the sweater. The pattern is Keera by Isabell Kraemer, and I´ve knitted it in Drops Nepal on 4.5mm needles. (I used 13 skeins for a sweater in the size M2. But keep in mind that I knit quite tight!) I didn´t add the pockets, because I thought they looked too small to be of use. The pattern was easy to follow and can be recommended! The sweater turned out perfect. A nice size, that isn´t oversized, but not to figure hugging either.
The best thing about it all? Gotland was cold, and I got to use my new sweater a lot! And I even got Thomas to take a picture of me wearing it in Gotland!