It’s finished! According to Ravelry, it took me exactly three months to knit this sweater although to this knitter, it felt like a lot longer.
I found some cute buttons to go with it – I wanted something that would keep this cardigan a neutral (no bright colors) but would also keep it from being too boring. These classy little metal ones look perfect I think.
The sweater fits a little weird in places but it’s all things that I can live with and just take note of for the next cardigan.
1. I wish I’d added either waist shaping or hip increases (both might’ve been too much, but one or the other would be ok)
2. The sleeves are big in the underarms and a bit snug around the forearm – fine for layering with short sleeves or tanks. I don’t like underarms that are too tight or touch my skin anyways
This is my second sweater out of Manos del Uruguay Serena (the first was my Bailiwick) and I know I’ll make more (actually, one is in the works right now with my fabulous sample knitter). This yarn is soft and drapey but shows off texture well. It certainly keeps tops warm – so not for the dog days of summer – but lightweight (again, that layering thing I keep talking about).
All in all, I’d make this sweater again, I’d just make some changes to it along the way.
The weather lately has been sunny and rainy, sunny and rainy, all within the same day (welcome to Colorado) and my knitting has held a similar color scheme, not on purpose but I did notice it yesterday afternoon whilst it was raining after having been sunny and blue skied all morning.
I’ve been working on some stash-busting scarves for show stock for the upcoming season:
And I totally finally got suckered into the quilt extravaganza that is the Beekeeper, although I am a smidge concerned about how the size, the fluffiness of the end quilt affect it as a quilt, is it stiff? too warm? has anyone had experience with the finished blanket?:
Not to mention the secret designs going on in the background, a pattern that will need test knitters soon (hint hint) and cleaning, organizing and making my studio space motivating and work-able!
What have you been up to lately? To see more WIPs, head to Tami’s blog!
Remember that swatching I was telling you about? I’ve started working on the garment and lets just say that I’m super excited about it 😀
Can you guess what it is? I’m sure its not all that difficult, but I can’t show you too much right now, as there’s not much to show. Hopefully this will all change in the near future and I’ll have a completed project to share!
And I must say, I love this yarn. The color is changing as I knit it, in the balls it looks like a gray blue, but when I knit it up, the blue is really shining through and making the project into something different!