I have about seven projects on the needles, all of which I want to wear soon.
But I can't help myself. I cast on for something entirely out of left field, and (most peculiarly) on the eve of the Fall Twist Collective launch (August 1st, if you need to know). But as I said, I can't help that the yarn was on sale, in precisely the correct colors, and the sweater had been in my queue for a year. My justification lies somewhere in the province of "If I don't knit it now, I may never get to it ever."
I am not even sure it will be flattering, I only know I love it in the photo. Good photos are like that. The book it comes from (ravelry link) was one of the first Pam Allen produced when she started at Classic Elite as their creative director, and she hired photographer Sadie Dayton, who took such lovely pictures for us in Twist two winters ago. I love Pam's style, and I think she makes magic everywhere she goes. I can't wait to see what comes of her new venture, Quince & Co. Go check it out soon.
But this is the sweater:
And this is my version of it, a slavish recreation, since there's nothing about it I want to change.
As much as I think my affection for this design of Pam's has to do with the green and the blue and the brown, I also adore the little flair of the color shift at the cuff, a detail that showed up in the Boden catalog (link removed by request from google) this week two days after I cast on for the project. Funny how things like that happen.