What my daughter said still remains quite accurate: "Those are fight'n words!"
The Leigh that I started earlier this year was frogged weeks ago. Simultaneously, I found myself swatching for a Hart. (Both sweaters were designed by my newest favorite designer, Julie Hoover.) I have become a bit obsessed with Shibui Knits Pebble [48% Recycled Silk, 36% Fine Merino, 16% Cashmere]. Knitting a Hart in Pebble will be a "mindless" long term knitting project. Mindless knitting is comfort knitting. I like a good balance of both mindless knitting and challenging knitting each and every day.
In spite of my proclaimer at the very start of the new year, "I don't think I will ever use any other designer's patterns again", I just have to have a Hart. It will be black and it will be featherweight and floaty. The type of cardigan you could wear over and over again. I really want one. It will work well in my wardrobe. What more can I say. (I have to) Have a Hart.
Let me throw in a quick knit tip: Try remembering when swatching with black yarn... whose stitches, especially at such a fine gauge, are notoriously difficult to count... that, if the same yarn is available to you in a lighter color... use the light color yarn to swatch for the black project. I had to learn this after a couple of not totally helpful black swatches!
I do not need a Leigh. I loved the idea of a light and loose top made in the Ash colorway of Pebble. But Leigh is probably a bit too boxy and shapeless for a short person like me. I don't want to look like I am wearing a gray paper bag. I will be thinking of an original summer top to make with the ash colored yarn... it will be a design of my own making. Which will not be mindless knitting, at all.