Last night, I finally (!) finished the second sleeve of my green Tussah silk cardigan. I really want to finish this project before starting something new. When almost done – literally one row before binding off – I realized that … Continue reading
Between bigger (and more time consuming) projects, I have knitted a cardigan for my goddaughter, following a (German) pattern I found online. It was more of a test and it worked out fine. If ever I plan on making another … Continue reading
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:
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 🙂 ).
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.