Wednesday, 2 February 2011

An appropriate project for the time of year

I've tried taking pictures inside and outside from all angles and I just can't capture the exact shade of green this lovely Felted Tweed Aran is. You will just have to believe me that it's a lovely green well described by the colourway Sage, a dusty, herby green with little flecks of cream and brown.

The yoke seemed to take forever but of course it didn't, I will not deny some boredom in the endless garter stitch but it was over soon enough. What it did take was A LOT of yarn. I'm on my 4th ball already but now I'm past that garter stitch and the stitch count has dropped the yarn isn't being eaten up at quite such a rate.

This is a great pattern, 10,258 knitters on Ravelry can't be wrong! The instructions are clear and so far I like it a lot. I'm already pondering the perfect buttons.

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Where the garter stitch turns into lovely lace. This pattern was pretty instantly memorable and I can knit and watch TV without having to focus too much on my cardigan, always a plus.

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The yarn is very fuzzy and leaves little strands of fluff all over me when I'm knitting with it but I don't care.

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I'm already 6 repeats through the lace and this cardigan really is growing quickly. Knowing the only sewing I have to do at the end is adding buttons feels great. I am a little disappointed with my button holes, I followed a great tutorial but they're still a bit sloppy so I'll have to find some way to reinforce those as well, I think I'll have to get a crochet hook out and work out what to do with that. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it though.

In other frustrating news I'm sick and feeling very sorry for myself, I'd better make a quick recovery as I am the worst sick person ever.


  1. I love Felted Tweed, but can't afford to knit a whole garment in it. That colour is so yummy too! I shall just have to knit it vicariously through you!

    Get well soon.

  2. Oh no, I'm sorry you're sick. It seems to be going around. I hope you feel better soon.

    YAY for almost being done! I can't wait to see it with buttons. The yarn is so pretty.

  3. It's looking great! Good luck choosing some buttons - I often think that's the hardest part! Hope you feel better soon!

  4. That looks great! I'm going to cast on for my own FLS soon too. =) I hope you feel better soon.

  5. Ooh looks lovely :) Love the colour, sage green = yummy mc-yum :)and hope you feel better soon!

  6. Add me to the list of people who love the cardigan! You are doing a great job on it. I hope you're not too sick to knit... I hate it when that happens. Feel better soon!

  7. My FLS will be the next thing on needles for me. It is a beauty!

  8. Your FLS is looking great. That color is so pretty. The gull lace pattern is so much fun to knit, isn't? Hope you make a speedy recovery!

  9. I really like how your February Lady Sweater is coming along! Can't wait to see it finished!
    Yours, Julia

  10. I wonder if you followed the same tutorial I did ... my button holes came out horrible too. I guess I should get back to working on my sweater ... you just reminded me ... its February!