On the way up to the retreat last month, Amy and I stopped at Knit Wit in Portland to visit with Suzie and ogle their beautiful wall of Quince.

(It was a good day.)

I walked out with an armload of Quince Osprey (colorway: Storm) to re-make this:

JCrew Cardi

using CustomFit.  It’s a beloved Grandpa Cardigan from J.Crew that I have literally worn holes in, I wear it so much. (You can even see one of them on the front right panel, by the pocket.  So sad.)

I really, really want to wear it to Rhinebeck.

As of this very moment I have the back and both sleeves knit:

Grandpa Cardi Pieces

And I’ve begin the ribbing for Cardigan Right Front:

Grandpa Cardi Front

Still to do:

  • Cardigan Right Front
  • Cardigan Left Front
  • Blocking
  • Seaming
  • Buttonband & Collar

(that seemed way more reasonable before I typed it out)

Things in my favor?  Bulky gauge.  No plans to go out the next two nights.

Things not in my favor?  I still have roughly half the sweater to knit & finish.  We just opened CustomFit to the public, so I’m spending a lot of quality time with the computer.  (Quality computer time is not quality knitting time.)  I’m leaving for Rhinebeck in about 20 hours.

Soooo….. I’m going for it.  Let’s see if I can pull it off.

If you’re going to be at Rhinebeck this weekend, please do come say hi!  Amy and I are organizing some get togethers, and we’ll post the details on the CustomFit Ravelry Forum tomorrow.  (And hopefully I’ll be wearing my shiny new sweater.)