Miss Crayola Creepy 9:08 PM Completed project
HAHAHAHA remember that time I thought I could not only finish one sweater for the Outfit Along (OAL), but two?!?! HAHAHA By the time I got my act together everything was a month behind schedule and a sweater less than originally planned, but better late than never?
For the OAL I chose to sew another version of the Sewaholic Saltspring in a black merino wool from The Fabric Store in Los Angeles. The modifications are thicker straps stabilized with twill tape, the bodice pieces (including the lining) were cut on the fold, so the zipper was omitted. The fabric is really beautiful and comfy, but I should have went down a size because the weight of the material weighs everything down and is a bit loose on me. Oh well, I still love this dress! My last version gets worn soooo much, probably the most out of all my dresses, and I have no doubt that this one will be the same... once I hem the dress an inch or two, that is.
Let's talk about the sweater, the From A to Z cardigan by Andi Satterlund. It's the second sweater I've knit (I never posted about the first one because I am weird) and was really fun to make. In the last year and a half of knitting I have really enjoyed learning new techniques and this project was no exception. Intarsia and short rows still kind of confuse me, but this was a really good introduction. The stitches around the armhole are farrrrr from perfect (not really clear on doing short rows), so any tips are greatly appreciated if you have any.
The yarn is from Knits Picks and is the Swish Worsted in Copper. The photo above makes it look a little more orangey than it is in person. At first I hated the color, but it really grew on me, which is funny because initially I LOVED the yarn for my first cardigan and ended up hating it when it was time to sew on the buttons.
One hand in my Saltspring pocket and one hand in my cardigan pocket :)
From start to finish the knitting took around four months. During that time I became 100% obsessed with Ravelry and love to lurk on people's projects and patterns that I would like to knit. Are there any beginner friendly sweater/cardigan patterns you can recommend for me? I'm on a roll. But a slow roll because I am a slow knitter.
Oh, and one would almost think I was trying to promote the Cat Lady Sewing Challenge with the amount of cat hair I have on my dress, but sadly I'm not. And what's even more sad is the fact that I used a lint roller before these photos were taken. The hair seems like it's permanently glued to my life! Last week my husband and I went to a concert and the black lights were making the white hair on my black dress glow. Embarrassing!