This thing took me forever! By my count, it took me three months! Gee, no wonder I feel like I haven't been putting out many projects lately. This thing has been sucking up all my time!
But I'm so glad... it turned out cute!
|Thank you to my friend Yuko for taking lovely photos!|
|And thanks to the Wellington wind for keeping my hair a mess...|
Let's see, I did my first short rows. And placed my own buttonholes, as well as deciding what type to do!
Since I learned to pick up stitches twisted for buttonband ribbing, I did it for the sleeves too. I think it screwed up my purl side short rows a bit. Or maybe I was making some other mistake, lol! They looked a bit holey.
|Such a small detail...|
Next time I won't pick up my wraps for the sleeves, just like the Craftsy course said. I thought "Oh I'll be an A+ student and practice picking them up anyway!". I guess that backfired a little. No biggy!
|Here, have a pic of the back. I love the sleeves... so romantic and sweet.|
When I steam blocked it I kinda smooshed the little bit of remaining waviness together and it seemed to work, hooray!
|Detail shot cos why not?|
|Note the slight gape! :O|
I think this cardigan is totally cute and I think I'll enjoy wearing it! It's made from 90% cotton, 10% cashmere yarn. It's very soft and I love the colour.
I'm rather proud of my second cardigan especially after all the work I put into it.
Oh and did you notice? I'm wearing it with a skirt I made!
Hey, does anyone else get a voice in their head saying "Well, after all that work, you better not wear it! It might get ruined!!" lol!
Of course the flip side of that is "You'd better wear it every chance you get to make the effort worth it!"
I think I'll try to just... wear it and enjoy it. :)
|I liked this photo since it looks so triumphant! I did it!!!|