>> Friday, September 10, 2010
Amidst all the busyness of the end of summer beginning of fall transition there has been some knitting going on. I finished this cardigan a bit ago but haven't taken any photos because I am not thrilled with how it turned out. I have concluded that I either have a funhouse tape measure that is constantly misleading me or else any math skills I may have possessed (and there was a time when I prided myself on being very good at math) have abandoned me.
My gauge is correct, I knit to my own size/specifications and still it is just too big. Too big in a great for around the house watching a movie on the sofa kind of way but wouldn't really want to venture out into the world wearing it.
I love the little details on it like the seed stitch cuff and bottom. The ribbing that makes up the raglan sleeves. Berroco Ultra Alpaca is very soft once washed and it is very warm.
By the way do any of you have any pangs of embarrassment when someone spies you taking pictures of your knitting? I heard my neighbor puttering around next door and immediately froze wondering if he had spied me.....is it just me or does anybody else have that moment of....hope no one saw me.
All in all it is warm and cozy and I will probably wear it around the house this winter. Before I forget here is the pattern link (free). I'm not a fan of these photos so sister dear when you read this know that you are going to be phoned for the next photoshoot :)
Happy Friday to all of you!!