Sunday, August 13, 2006
My husband, Jason, is wanting a new cardigan for the fall. He's pretty picky about clothing. I wouldn't dare get him anything without consulting him first he's so picky. I showed him the Jarrett Cardigan from Rowan's "Vintage Style" back in the end of Winter and it didn't really do much for him then. Then I showed him Brooklyn Tweed's Jarrett and he really liked it. We went to the yarn store and picked out some Rowanspun DK in Mouse and it turned out to be pretty reasonable for Rowan.
So this is the back and is about 5cm from being completed. So far so good. Jason is happy... so I'm happy. Rowanspun is considerably soft even though it's 100% wool. I think the colour name is perfect for it too.
In other knitting news, I heard back from my sister and she and my niece both love the little jumper. Yay! When I get a picture I'll post it.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Finally! I finished this late last night after talking with my sister. All I had to do was put the last pocket on. Not a diffficult thing to do but I didn't enjoy putting the first one on. But now it's done and on a plane to Ontario and soon to be worn my my niece. I used Elann's Den-M-Nit again for this one and I really love the way it looks. It was washed and dried before being put together and the yarn is nice and soft now. It also looks more like the denim it should be after the wash. Lovely. I had a hard time giving this one up but I had no one to wear it here so there was no point keeping it. It was made for the niece anyways.