Welcome to my second Maybe Monday feature, in which I introduce you to an awesome project that I am thinking about/dreaming about knitting or crocheting sometime in the near to distant future... (an idea that I lovingly ripped off from Designs by Hebrew Hands).
Today's maybe project is the Twigs and Willows cardigan by Alana Dakos. Check out this beauty:
What I love about it: I love how simple it is - a nice fitted cardigan, mostly in stockinette, with a pretty decorative yolk - it is totally my style and I can really imagine myself not only knitting it, but actually wearing it too. (Sadly, many of the sweaters I knit, I rarely wear...) I also like that the pattern is (going to be) available digitally, so I won't have to have another book sitting around on my bookshelf for all eternity. I also love the yarn - it is definitely something I would splurge on!
What might stop me from knitting it: Although I love this baby, I'm skeptical that I will actually knit it. Why? I just haven't had much luck with knitting (err.. finishing knitting) large projects lately. I seem to get about 3/4 of the way through them and then lose interest, or gain weight, or run out of supplies, or simply come to a frustrating point and quit... So I'm hesitant to willy-nilly throw a sweater on the needles again when I know there is a good chance it will just be a big waste of time.
Nevertheless, I have added the pattern to my never-ending Ravelry queue... perhaps some day I will be inspired to take up a big project again and this will be right there waiting for me!