2 January 2013

Yarn Along - Finished Foraging cardigan

Jenna's Emerald Hoodie is done!  No more guilt on that score.  And it's perfect, too.  Just what she wanted!
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I took her to choose buttons today, and she insisted on some shiny square shell buttons, which I bought somewhat doubtfully.  At the same time, I picked up some nice smooth dark wooden ones the same size, thinking that they would be hardier and look better with the dark emerald yarn.  Surprise surprise, as soon as I pulled the cardi out and laid the buttons on it, Jenna changed her mind and wanted the wooden ones.

I really love the pattern, the cable detail pulling it all together, and how quickly it worked up in spite of my (copious) moaning about how long it would take.  Plus, anything without sleeves is perfect for my attention span and particular loathing of short repetitive rows.

I'm back to reading The Drums of Autumn now that my e-reader cable has turned up and I can charge it.  Either I'd forgotten how good it was, or (more likely) it has really picked up in the last few chapters and I'm finally enjoying it as much as the previous books.  This week, spending a lot of time lying flat and feeling very sorry for myself with back pain and vertigo, I have also read two Star Trek books (DS9 - last two books of final series novelisation) and finished off a wonderful book of fairy tales (and commentary) by Tolkien.

Joining in with Ginny and friends.  :)

15 comments:

  1. Aw, looks lovely, and like you say didn't take that long once you got going!

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    1. It did grow pretty quickly, I am just whiny! ;) Have a good on-call day, and enjoy your weekend. xxx

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  2. Looks great x
    I think this is going up higher in my "to knit" list.

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    1. Oh it should! It's lovely. :) It will get much more use in Spring though, even with such a hot-blooded child, if that helps prioritise. xxx

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  3. Jenna looks just beautiful in her lovely hoodie :)
    As for vertigo, oh mama I know what you went through, I have it with my ms, it's truly horrid. X

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    1. Thanks love, it was a fun knit... And I really don't know how you do it. I have been SUCH a grumpy horrible mama this week. How anyone can parent graciously when in pain and feeling like the world is spinning... I am in frank admiration. It sucks!

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  4. wow. that is beautiful. rally suits her and she looks very pleased with it. well done you xx

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    1. She's a girl who knows her own mind and she got just what she wanted. :)

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  5. Thats just beautiful Sarah. I am sure she will wear it to death lol. I am totally with on the sleeves thing, especially for clothes for bigger people. I knitted a waistcoat for Duncan for Christmas, and because it was chunky and sleeveless it was actually not too dull lol.
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    ps waistcoat like if you fancy trying one for Martin - http://sweaterstudio.com/Patterns/professorvest/
    I can email you a copy of the one I bought, thats allowed isnt it?

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    1. I don't think Martin would wear a waistcoat lol, he still wears the clothes he wore when he was 14! :) Funny man....

      I am ALL about the mindless knitting some days, only it has got to be mindless knitting that I can get a good run at! Socks, sleeves, and other tubular things annoy me.

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  6. It's lovely. Smart thinking buying the wooden buttons.

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  7. Oh it's so gorgeous! How I miss knitting! Soon I'll be back to it though I hope! You've done a fab job there - great colour and buttons! :) xx

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    1. Thanks lovey, I hope you get chance soon. :)

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