I seem to be on a finishing kick lately. I believe I started this one in the spring. Which is to say a long time ago.
I put it on hold for awhile so I could knit other, previously mentioned things, then I ran out of yarn with about two inches of the very last sleeve left to go, so I had to order more, and while I was ordering that yarn I ordered yarn for Chris' sweater, and so had to knit that one first. His is done, by the way. And I didn't keep it a secret. I'll show you it next week provided I can get him to let me take a picture of him wearing it.
|I am wearing my hair like this because it's easy and it stays out of my face.|
But this cardigan has been done for a few weeks and I am in love. Again. I've spent much of my knitting career knitting things for myself that don't turn out how I want them to, or fit wonky, or are the wrong color, even though I picked out the color myself.
But this was just how I wanted it to be. It's light but also warm. It's soft. And I'm enamored with the lace pattern on the back. The front is designed in such a way that you can tuck one side over your shoulder, then bring the other side up and tuck it in the neck. And it stays. I could get a pin for it but I like the simplicity of it the way it is.
I especially like the length of the sleeves. They're long enough to keep me warm but short enough to stay out of my way when I'm working.
I tried to have Chris take a picture of it right after it was done on a day when my hair was perfect and the sun was shining and I was well rested. But apparently he was too busy cutting down a tree that may one day fall on our house and couldn't be bothered. Way to have your priorities straight, Christopher. We all know that my blog trumps possible tree-house catastrophes!
So instead you get pictures of me sleep-deprived with dirty hair on a rainy day.
However I am wearing mascara, so there's that.
(More about this sweater here.)
|I have no idea why everything is so greenish-yellow.|