Friday, February 09, 2007

The Perfect Day

with the perfect scenery....

Maybe I've been waiting for this day for over a year to finally take my FO picture, remember this?

No, the dot on my forehead isn't some freakishly big pimples

Bulky Cabled Cardigan

Pattern Source: Glampyre
Yarn: Rowan Polar, 6 x 100g
Needle: Addi Turbos 8.00mm 80 cm, 5.5mm 60cm
Comment: This is actually my official last FO from 2005! I have no idea why I waited so long before posting it, but maybe I AM waiting for this day. My friend woke me up early (by early I mean before 9) to show me the snow outside my window. I was naturally pissed off but then I looked out my window and saw this
Totally worth being woken up for, don't you think?
So, back to the cardigan, it was a quick and fun project, and I don't think it looks bad at all. The thing is, it's not exactly a comfort garment. I've found out that my skin is sensitive to anything other than merino wool for animal fibres. So the alpaca content in the yarn makes it a little itchy. It's also white, which means I have to be a little more wary than usual while wearing it. It's also a bit short which doesn't go well with my body type. Oh, and the yarn sheds like crazy.
All in all, I'm happy with it, and will try to actually wear it more often, and actually wash it.

As for WIPs, I've been working exclusively on my VK cover "capecho"(hate the word!). Those pentagons are addicting!

This is my progress picture from a few days ago. I've now finished all the pentagons for the body and am working on the first sleeve. Hopefully it'll be done by next week. Whether I'll wear it or not is questionable, since my reason for choosing this project was purely because of it's interesting construction. Well at least we know I'll wear it for FO photoshoot ;), apparently the daffodils are coming out soon!


Vanessa said...

hahahah you're funny! looks like you need to clean up that camera lens. I noticed the same black dot in your first photo. Your "capecho" is looking great. I can't wait to see it finished.

Rina said...

My teacher said, if you notice black spot in the same spot in every picture or frame, that means your camera's chip is dirty. You may want to bring it to a dealer to clean the chip. Or ... it may not be that bad, it could be the lens is just dirty.

The cardigan looks awesome. The white looks good on you. See I'm a sucker for white stuff, but haven't dared to knit one. Because white gets dirty faster.

Lolly said...

Love that cardi! I have the pattern and the yarn for it - but haven't cast on yet...

nona said...

Your chunky cabled cardigan is perfect! I'm also very curious to see how your capecho turns out -- the construction is fascinating.

Peggy said...

The hexagons are intriging... Also love your cabled cardigan! It's beautiful!

R a i n said...

Lovely cardi!
And I certainly wouldn't mind being woken up to that view ;o)