Friday, June 16, 2006

Freshly picked

Pick it, eat it, bake a pie...whatever.
It's done.


Started: May 25, 2006
Finished: June 16, 2006
Pattern: Cherry
Yarn: Online Linie 160 Season wool/cotton. 8 balls...every last scrap, including undoing my swatch and knitting the neckband with it! Check out that tie...yeah, unraveled armbands, I need to do something about that...maybe some ribbon. I just wasn't going to buy another ball of this colour yarn!
Adjustments: The gauge of the yarn was a little off, so I need to knit the bigger size then blocked it to a 37" bust. I should have gone with the bigger size, because if I move it will gape at the buttons. Mind you, I didn't put in the snaps between them, that would help.

If I feel like dealing with this yarn again (which I really am sick of it...through that Basalt Tank episode...which I still haven't received a response to), I may do a full wet block and try for a little more stretch. If not...I think you would really like it...Mom!?

The pattern was easy to follow.
I do like the outcome...but remind me to give some room to a cardigan...no ease, and negative ease just don't really work!

31 comments:

andrea said...

You made it again! It looks great on you, congratulations!!

jody said...

i think it looks great. and you get bonus points for managing to finish something with that yarn after all that basalt drama.

Jenn said...

I LOVE IT!!!

I bought the pattern after seeing it linked to on your blog. I really should start it!

Kim said...

Wow!!! You are something else. This looks just fabulous on you. The color goes great with your skin/hair color. You are the queen of speedy knitters in my humble opinion!!!

blossom said...

gorgeous!! i love this pattern. you look lovely.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Fantastic!! Good job!

Jane said...

It's really lovely and you look great in it. Wonderful color.

Liz K. said...

Say what you will about the ease, but I think you look like a million bucks in that.

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous! You look great in that color.

Diana said...

Carolyn, it looks amazing. awesome knitting. a great turnaround from the frustrating basalt tank!

amy said...

Definitely one of the best ways the basalt yarn saga could possibly have ended. I'm sure you could get a bit more room with a wet block, but it does look fantastic in your shot!

Heather said...

Wow! That looks really fantastic. It is so hard to deal with ease when knitting cardigans. I think it looks great though and you could probably gain a 1/2 or inch or so with a steam block or a wet block if it really bothers you! Great job!

--Deb said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous! The color, the style, all of it. And what an exciting, high-wire kind of finish, too.

Acornbud said...

Oh my, that looks so great on you. Very nice work.

Lolly said...

Such a flattering little cardi, C! It looks beautiful on you. That green is perfect ;)

Beak-Knits said...

That looks amazing on you!! Great color.

Angela said...

It looks amazing on you! Great job! I'm glad to see the yarn wasn't cursed after the tank drama.

Laura B said...

It's so beautiful! Congrats on another incredible fo! (by the way - how is it that you are so fast and take care of two little ones???)

sue said...

Your cardi looks great, and the color is so good on you. Well done, and you are such a quick knitter.

LisaB said...

It looks fabulous on you! And I love how you scrimped every last scrap to finish it!

Dipsy D. said...

This is so absolutely gorgeous, and I can't believe how fast you knit it up! I love the color you used, and it suits you perfectly! Fantastic job done, congrats!

JennyRaye said...

Beautiful!

Beth said...

That looks beautiful on you! I really love the colour. You're such an inspiration!

Ashley said...

Beautiful--and I agree with everyone else, I think the negative ease thing is working out just fine for you!

grumperina said...

Simply fabulous! It's very flattering on you, and worked out much better than the basalt would have.

yuvee said...

That looks great ;)
You could probably block it again to stretch it more.
I really should start mine soon.

bradyphrenia said...

that looks gorgeous. congrats!

nona said...

Another great FO! I'm glad you were able to put the Basalt Tank behind you -- what a fabulous "rebound" project.

brooklyn tweed said...

it looks great! I really like the color... heh, but i understand how you could be sick of it at this point!

Great work. Thank you for sharing.

Anna said...

Oh, it's fabulous. Breathtaking!

anna said...

i think it looks wonderful! i hope you manage to get the ease you want when you reblock - awful to invest all that time and end up with something you won't wear!