Thursday, September 16, 2010

much better...

The chartreuse Rowan has been reborn, and is proving itself to be much better suited to it's new incarnation.

It's actually a brighter green than shows here. I've joined the body after separating the sleeves, and I am loving how it is turning out. This yarn is fairly rustic, and suits a plainer knit than the Slinky Ribs pattern. I've left the edgings to the end, and haven't decided on them yet. I'm leaning towards an applied I-cord all the way around - it will add some weight to the edges without being fussy.

I seem to be in a cardigan frenzy - I bought some knit fabric to reproduce some favourite sewn cardigans - both buttoned and open fronted. I'll draft the patterns from the existing cardigans and go from there. They fit my lifestyle, which is becoming more and more casual, it seems. The previous job (still hanging on in a freelance capacity, as long as I want to keep it), was completely casual, five days a week. The potential new job will be a virtual office for a while, so working at home will mean I'll have to force myself out of the jammies in the morning. Casual cardigans over t-shirts or turtlenecks seem to be my self-appointed uniform. (When I'm not in a hoodie and sweats...)

5 comments:

Needles said...

Turtleneck and cardigan sounds like the perfect fall wardrobe!

Wannietta said...

I need to get some cardigans done - much more versatile for layering!

Brenda said...

Even at this point, the yarn seems to really suit the design. Looks great.

KnitTech said...

Make sweaters you'll wear, that's really the point.

Carol said...

it's so nice when the yarn and pattern finally click.