Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yarn Along: fits and starts

This week I finished a languishing cardigan for Lucy that I began during the first week of Great Lent in Maine.  She has all but outgrown it already, but I think she'll be able to wear it unbuttoned for a bit longer.  Since taking these pictures I have added bronze engraved buttons, which I'll have to capture next time.  The grosgrain ribbon on the button band was a lot of fun to do, which was a surprise because I always imagined it would be tedious.  I watched the Knitmore Girls' tutorial, which I highly recommend.
I've just begun A Game of Thrones on my own and Pete and I are rereading the Harry Potter series aloud together.  It's one of my favorite times of day.  While we wind Lucy down for the night, we can usually enjoy a few pages.  It's slow going, but why hurry?
I am rushing through my owlet, though.  Next time I knit it, I might try to reverse-engineer it into a top-down sweater though, like Frontier Dreams did.

8 comments:

M. Emily said...

I love that sweater!

steph said...

very cute sweater...love how the ribbon makes such a nice finish---must try that!!!!

Donna said...

Such a pretty sweater! I am knitting a cardigan now and I am thinking that I should probably use ribbon for. I'm going to the Knitmore girls site now to watch the tutorial.

fjord girl said...

Ah-dorable. Beautiful color and pattern. I would love to knit one for me!!!

wifemomknitter said...

I do find that adding a ribbon does stabilize a buttonband. It looks super cute.

I've loved knitting that pattern, too. :-)

Bonny said...

The color you chose is just stunning and I love your finishing details!

Reinventing Mother said...

Beautiful color yarn! I have that same ribbon I have edged burp cloths with.

Sarah McKelvy said...

The ribbon makes a beautiful finish.