And so sweet.
I thought between the last posting and this one would be a couple of others while I knit and finish this cardigan, but I didn't want to force anything over the last weeks of summer holidays... So, here we are, two weeks later.
The child is back to school, I have all the time of the world, so it seems to me, a pot of fresh, green tea on my desk and great plans to catch up with you.
I might sneak out and get lost in between, indulging in some swatching activity (just received a new batch of Elsa Cormo yarn... it's heaven!), but I more or less may spend the morning sitting here, writing mails and catch up on blogs. (Edit, a few hours after I started writing this posting: apparently got lost on ravelry in the meantime... always the same! And I haven't swatched yet.)
Back to this sweet cardigan.
It's soft and very comfortable, and the fit seems perfect right now.
It is not blocked yet, maybe I will wait with this until it is getting a bit snug. Unless the angora hair is bothering too much, then it will be actually washed right away. So far there had been no complaints.
Dagny was making a mockery of the photo shoot, photo shootings in general, especially the ones she's witnessing here at home sometimes... just a sign of how happy she is about her new cardigan :)
Makes me happy to see!
Knitting this cardigan hasn't been so easy for me.
I am easily confused by a written pattern and made many mistakes. To get a better understanding of the pattern I converted the lace instructions into a chart, wrote myself a row by row plan and drew a rough schematic. All helped a lot to get a clearer picture of what to do. I guess it is just a matter of getting used to written patterns.
The pattern itself is really good. You never wonder if you are supposed to be on the right or wrong side of the work when having to start the next section... no question about whether to cut or not cut the yarn, or how many stitches you are supposed to have on the needles after having finished a step - the stitch counts given in the pattern are always there to confirm you.
Also the pattern is quite a nice adventure. I loved learning new things, like casting on for the lace panel at the front sides. The curved neck line which is a result of the lace is so cute! Such an interesting construction.
We both love this cardigan.
Oh, in my last posting I mentioned that the colour of the yarn would be called 水色 mizuiro... I should add that it means water colour, the colour of water, which would be light blue.
Wishing you a happy day!