Monday, May 18, 2009

Time To Block

Finally, done...it's been a while with this little cardigan. You wouldn't think something this small would give me so much trouble but it did. It got frogged three times and because I really didn't have gauge I had to adjust the sleeve cap to fit. Even though I blocked the pieces before sewing it together I decided to give it a little wash and see if would shape up better. Now I need to track down three really special buttons.


Cropped Cardigan

Meanwhile I cast on for this little lacy top which I would love to have finished by the time we head to Greece. This is a cotton/linen blend yarn which is not my favourite to work with. I'm a wool kind of gal and anything cottony bugs my fingers. I have had this stuff around for a couple of years now, in fact it was an almost finished lacy cardi when in a fit of pique I frogged the sucker and tossed this in the frog pond. Now though guilt has taken hold and budgetary reasons force me to have a look in that pond for something to knit, sigh...

Spidery Tank


Now because my friend Rudee thinks I can knit lace I've cast on a little triangle lacy shawl. I had to stop after 12 rows though, the needles I have are not for lace. Note to self, find a pair of Addi Turbo's tomorrow, can't knit lace with bamboo. No photo's yet, I'm going to wait for a while and see how it goes. I'd hate to post it and then have it end up in the froggy pond...

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Blogger Brenda said...

Love the sweater. I wish I were skinny enough to wear the spidery top. There are so many pretty patterns I see that just wouldn't work on me. Hope you are recovering nicely.

May 19, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

You can knit lace...

Be sure to get the Addi Turbo Lace needles for their very pointy tips.

I like the little cardi. Happy button hunting.

May 19, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger ..... Carmen said...

The cardigan is lovely - especially the colour! By the way, I saw a photo of 'Popsicle' on Elliotte. Super cute :)

May 19, 2009 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Brenda, I'm trying to loose about five pounds before Greece but being unable to walk and sitting on my butt a lot doesn't help.
Rudee, I couldn't find those darn needles but I'll try again tomorrow.
Carmen, I've had that yarn in my stash over a year waiting for the right pattern. I like the cardi too and I found some lovely big pearl buttons in my button jar. Elliotte is really too cute, with or without "popsickle"... Conrats, by the way...

May 19, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

That jacket will go well with so many bottoms. I just love the colour.have a wonderful time on your trip.

May 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Patricia, I've found some lovely big pearl buttons for it and it looks good on. I've got some time yet for the trip, it's not until September...

May 31, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

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