30 Mar

The Dollar and a half cardi is finished and drying.

Closeup of the buttons:

I probably won’t have modeled pics before tomorrow, as it’s taking longer to dry now that all the pieces are together.   I think the first picture gives you some idea of how gargantuan the sleeves are.  I don’t think they’re supposed to be drop shoulders, but they are on me! Ah well… live an learn, right?  It’s still a cute sweater, just not exactly the way I wanted it.

Sometimes I get very tired of having to change knitting patterns to make them smaller (designers?  A size 34 is not an XS) although I will admit it has made me a better knitter.   I can change top down patterns in a jiffy, but I still have some fears with sweaters made in pieces.

I have been bitten by the ripple bug.  Now I simply must make my very own ripple blanket… but in what yarns?  It must be machine washable, but I do not like the colors of most acrylics.  Hmm… have to think about this one.

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5 Responses to “Done”

  1. Batty March 30, 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to see modeled shots. It’s such a pretty color and I love the pattern.

  2. Shannon March 30, 2007 at 8:43 pm #

    Your sweater looks great! I look forward to seeing a modeled picture. I too am rippling. I haven’t officially joined the Ripple Along, but I ordered the 200 Ripple Stitch book, and bought the yarn. I’m doing shades of blue with some cream in Patons Satin for a new nephew who is yet to be born. I need it to be really washable! Look forward to seeing which pattern/yarn you choose.

  3. jen March 30, 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    Love the colour you chose. Looking forward to seeing it modeled. I understand the sizing issues… usually if the pattern isn’t in the 32 then I won’t look at it twice. Maybe I should try to do the math myself.

  4. Jeanne March 31, 2007 at 6:47 am #

    Very nice – you finished this so fast! I admire your focus on working on one project at a time.

  5. melissa March 31, 2007 at 10:22 am #

    oooh, i can’t wait to see the modeled photos. it looks fantastic already!

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