10 April 2009

Tangled up in Blue(ish green).

Well, it only took about a million years, but it's done!

Tangled Yoke Cardigan! Done! Checkmark!

I didn't mind taking my time with this project - it was a joy to knit from the very beginning. I used Rowan Felted Tweed in 'Water'. I loved working with this - a lot! The knitted fabric is so soft & light while still being warm - it's wonderful.

I wasn't sure about what kind of buttons to put on, but in my last post, Julia suggested something 'vintagey' while Amy commented that she was quite happy with the Mother of Pearl jobbies she used on her own cardigan. That's when the light bulb went on in my head. I have vintage Mother of Pearl buttons! But did I have 9 of the correct size?

Yes, yes I did.

Effin' A! Button luck like that doesn't happen often around here, so I was more thrilled than some might think necessary as I sewed them on.

Even makes my droopy butt look good?

Now, my only concern about this sweater is that it felt...I don't know, more *substantial* before I blocked it. I think it grew too much in blocking & now the arms are a little bigger & longer than I'd like. While the fit is just right right now, I'm worried that my somewhat new, determined interest in my own physical health means that in a couple of months, it's going to be a little too big & look messy (props to myself by mentioning that I was about 25 pounds heavier when I started this sweater?). I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there & maybe that will be when I test out the (shiver) machine washability of this yarn. (oh god oh god what if I ruin it? calm down, I'll cry about ruining it when it actually happens..)

up there there was a squirrel - causing mischief.


Anonymous said...

It is SO great! And good for you for the healthy changes! We can do it!

sue said...

It does look great on you. You can always knit another one if ends up being too big, and perhaps gift it to a friend or family member.

Nicole said...

That looks so gorgeous! The sleeves on my tangled yoke grew substantially, about two and a half inches. I picked up stitches where the wrist should end, cut the sleeve and cast off. It was a little harrowing, but I'm much happier with sleeves that fit.

Julia said...

Fantastique! The buttons are perfection. Don't worry, if it ends up to big you can claim you're rockin' that "boyfriend" style I keep hearing about. Awesome colour on you too!

Clare said...

This looks lovely! I made a vest in Rowan FT Watery and it machine washes (on wool cycle) just fine. I wouldn't worry too much - its a lovely yarn and continues to look nice (unfortunately the vest doesn't do it justice).

nicole said...

Ah! Good to know Clare, thanks! And thanks everyone for the lovely comments!