I have been oogling Instagram posts of Drea Renee Knits for over a year now. Saving all the posts for future projects. Well, I came across a sale too good to turn down and bought a few patterns. I was most excited about The Throwover sweater because it was written for worsted weight yarn. See how awesome this is?
And I have A LOT of worsted weight yarn in my stash! I have inherited a lot of yarn from grandmas who liked a good sale. But mostly all of it is worsted weight or sock yarn! I probably have enough for 20 sweaters here.
Anyway, I bought The Throwover pattern and of course, it sat there. I had a mad scramble at the beginning of 2021 to get all of my WIPs finished before I started anything else because they were just stressing me out. But I kept dreaming about the amazing colour work that I’d be able to bust our my yarn stash for. Back in early March, my step-father passed away and I was itching for something new to distract myself. At the same time a KAL for DRKnits popped up in my Instagram feed. It was more than a month long AND we could knit anything we wanted! The timing couldn’t have been better. I immediately cast on my sweater and made some pretty amazing progress the first week. Interesting what the mind/body can accomplish when it is craving a distraction.
I had some people question the colours I chose before they were able to see it work up. I learned to always trust my gut, because this combo is amazing! I ended up donating/giving away the bulk of the neon orange, but had one skein left in my stash and it is absolutely perfect!
I haven’t quite finished it – I’m stuck on sleeve island right now and I also took a break to work on another project that is launching very soon (stay tuned!), but I will get back to it next week! With the worsted weight yarn, it knits up pretty quickly and I am excited to soon have another sweater to add to my chilly spring evenings.
I can’t wait to get back to this project!