Plum Colored Cardigan

I still owe you the pictures of my cardigan –  I almost forgot. Remember, I worried about ruining it in the washing machine? Well, luckily I did not.

Finding the perfect buttons took pretty much as long as knitting the cardigan. For days I could not decide which ones to attach. Finally, I decided on mother of pearl. Depending on the light, there is some brownish-violet-plum inside that beautifully matches the yarn.

Then, I had M take pictures. That – again – would take a long time as either the yarn was depicted a lot lighter than it actually is (but all stitches were clearly visible) or it was pictured in its beautiful proper color (too dark to see anything at all).

Now, here is what we agreed upon:

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It is a perfect cardigan in a very pretty color. However, if I were to make another one of these, I would probably choose a different yarn as the cardigan is now very heavy. I am afraid it might wear out at the yoke sooner or later. But for now it fits like a glove (is that what you say?).

Talking about colors, my hair started to turn gray when I was in my mid twenties. I would color it for a while (brown, blonde, blue) until I became too lazy (and less of a revolutionary …). Weird to see how white it has become (actually, quite a nice contrast to the dark cardigan 🙂 ).

My Cardigan

This morning I sat in front of the washing machine, never loosing sight of the “bull’s eye” … 600 rpm spin speed … a hand knitted cardigan inside … nerves all on edge … 🙂 Luckily, all went well.

I am sure you have been there before.

IMG_1902It has been a while since I knitted a garment. Even longer since I knitted something for myself. Scarves, wraps, monsters, wrist warmers, blankets for others? Yes. Something for me? Not really.

Until now.

IMG_0937Now, a cardigan – the color of dark plums and knitted in garter stitch with a leaf pattern on the yoke – is recovering on a big towel. As soon as it is dry I will show pictures.