30 Days of Knitting: Day 8

Day 8: What’s your most challenging project?

The most challenging project that I’ve worked on so far was a cabled cardigan. (I haven’t done anything really amazingly complicated.)

I love wearing cardigans, so when I bought some really soft synthetic yarn in a beautiful shade of lunar gray I decided to make one for myself. I saw the pattern Velynda by ChicKnits and fell in love~ ♥ I adore the panels of small cables. The pattern isn’t terribly difficult, and I wanted to expand my skills, so I bought it.

First, I didn’t have enough yarn (Bahia by Schoeller+Stahl). I really, really liked it and didn’t want to substitute, but I only had about half as much as I needed. I went back to the shop that I had originally purchased the yarn, but even though they found another skein of it for me I still didn’t have enough. I searched on the internet and placed an order from a webshop, but a few days later they emailed me to tell me they couldn’t fill my order–they didn’t have any of the yarn. I found a second online seller with the yarn, thankfully, but the communication was almost nonexistent and I basically didn’t know the yarn was available until it arrived at my house. Continue reading