Thursday, June 8, 2023

It's been a while .....

My apologies for being MIA .... you see, I'm on a somewhat secret project/mission and it does take a lot of my time. However, I have a couple of months off .... I should be back to my somewhat regular blogging schedule.

I have not been quilting. It is much easier to pick up my knitting needles than to sit at the sewing machine. I suppose I could EPP or do wool work, but I haven't. Given that I have a few quilting UFOs to finish, starting a new knitting project is more enticing. They do get finished! ;)

I've been working on a Cardigan for my daughter. Well, let me back track a bit. She saw this cardigan that Taylor Swift was wearing but felt $600 was more than she wanted to pay. So, a resourceful child that she is, she found a pattern and asked her mom if she would knit it for her. Being delighted that my daughter would ask me to knit her something, off we went to my favourite yarn shop in Montreal.

The pattern is called Folklore Cardigan by Lion Brand Wool-Ease. I used Organic Cotton Worsted by Blue Sky Fiber in the colours Bone & Thistle.

What I thought was going to be a mindless project, turned out to be a mindful one. However, once I had memorized the pattern, it became easier. 

I should mention that this cardigan was knitted twice. The first time it ended up not having enough ease, so I frogged and moved to the next size. I was pleased that, given it is cotton yarn, it held up well unfrogged!

Here is a picture of the back. Lots of cable works.

I am happy to write that the cardigan is fully knitted and partially pieced. I did want it completed for Pumpkin's birthday, but alas it seems to be taking me longer to piece it together than to knit. Ok .... I admit I dislike piecing knitted projects! There I've said it! One side done, one more to go!

Pumpkin did get to pick the buttons she wanted. I think it's a great choice, don't you?!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little corner in cyberspace.



Lady Locust said...

First, Welcome back :-) Also, you are a great knitter!!! Fantastic.

Kim said...

Hello. I’ve missed you! 🙂 Your knitting talent is such a treasure to possess and it’s such a peaceful way to spend time if you don’t feel like quilt making right now. Lucky daughter to have this hand knit cardigan heading her way. Hope you have the best summer. Bye for now.

Connie said...

Hi Carole, I love the sweater and am impressed with your knitting skills! I knit but have never attempted a sweater. I've been knitting for years but never invested the time to advance my level of skill so I still knit simple things. TTFN, Connie xo

loulee said...

That looks like a very cosy jersey.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful sweater and I am sure she will treasure it. I actually found piecing easier, than knitting, lol.


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