Tuesday, May 4, 2010
One Saturday in February there was themed night on television about Paris. Or maybe it was March already. Well, never mind the details. The point is, that I had nothing interesting on needles at that time and had one great idea of this light open cardi. I thought it would be done so very quickly (I tend to underestimate the time needed for everything), but it wasn't. I have been knitting it (on and off) ever since, very slowly.
Two weeks ago my mother had a big birthday party - and I happened to have the perfect dress. But needed a nice cardigan to keep me warm. I remembered my paris cardigan, was absolutely sure it would be done in a few nights and knitted away. The day of the party came and went by, but the cardi was never finished. And my interest faded away, again.
Now there will be a lot of parties this month and the next (birthdays, graduations and so on). I decided to force myself to pick up the needles and now it is finally done! Phew.
Pattern: my own
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca
Needles: 3,5 mm
I'm thrilled with the outcome, it's so sweet and fun. It's knitted in one piece from front to front and then stitches picked up from the armhole for set-in-sleeves. I folded the front edges for heavier structure and it worked just as I hoped it would.