Monday, August 06, 2007

Day in Lieu

Only 2 posts in July - that's got to be an all time low!

My main excuse... (no, it's not Ravelry) is this little charity walk I'm doing called the Oxfam Trailwalker. It's a 100km bushwalk to be completed in 48 hours in teams of 4. My team has been doing 20-40km walks every weekend to get ourselves ready and unfortunately this means knitting has taken a backseat.

I've only been working on the necessary projects - i.e. my Sockapalooza socks (late! late! late!) and my mum's cardigan.

marigolds - almost 2

Yes, the cardigan is FINISHED!

lacy cable cardigan 1

(More photos here.)

After blocking, the cardigan was the purrrfect size and mum was so happy with it she squealed and danced around like a silly school girl (a very funny sight). I found the buttons at a shop in The Rocks called Buttons Buttons Buttons. They have a fantastic range of buttons (funny that) in a tiny little shop. The address is 25 Nurses Walk, The Rocks, for anyone who lives in Sydney.

Forgot to add project details yesterday...
Pattern: Lacy Cable Cardigan from Jo Sharp Knit Issue 2
Yarn: Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette in Musk - ALL of 8 balls
Needles: 3.5mm (pattern calls for 3.25mm)

I made the long sleeves from the sweater version (the cardigan version has short sleeves) and shortened them to fit my mum. I used a tubular cast on for all the 1x1 ribbing and did the sleeves in rounds to avoid seaming. That's it!


Pig wot flies said...

Your sockapalooza socks are more done than mine. I've still got a couple of inches of leg and a whole foot to go.

The cardigan is gorgeous, well done. What's the pattern?

Kristine said...

That cardigan is gorgeous. I'm just in awe of your finishing skills. So professional looking! Well done.

Chrissy said...

Ohhhhh.....I love the cardi! Oh and the socks! Beautiful! Your pal is certainly lucky!

Octopus Knits said...

Great job on the cardigan -- it looks really beautiful and fits so well! The socks are great, too (better get moving on them, though!).

Christine said...

The cardi is beautiful! You must be pleased.

tiennie said...

Great job on the cardigan! Looks fantastic on you!

Lara said...

Gorgeous cardigan! I am so glad it fits, all your hard work has been worth it :)

Jofrog said...

I love this sweater. I just saw it on Ravelry while I was adding this to my queue. I'm planning on doing the same thing with the sleeves. If only there weren't countless other things to cast on for first!

Beth said...

The cardigan is beautiful! So delicate and intricate.