Before we left for New Zealand, we were doing a lot of traveling and I wasn’t able to do any knitting or sewing. Consequently, I did a lot of looking at craft books and planning what I’d work on when we moved. The project at the top of my list was the Courtyard Pullover from Metropolitan Knits. I think I waited maybe a week after arriving in Auckland before buying some yarn and needles and starting knitting.
However, between work, settling in, and general distractions, I just finished it this week. I’m very happy with it and think that I learned a lot about knitting. This was the most complex thing I’ve ever knit and used a different construction method. The sweater was knit in the round and used a top-down method. I enjoyed watching it turn into a sweater as I knit and was able to get more of a feel for the finished project before it was done. It did make the sleeves a little awkward to knit, though. None the less, there are probably more projects from this book to come.