Friday, July 14, 2006

Finished With A Few Days To Spare


Finished in time for my niece Haleys' first birthday on Sunday. What a delightful pattern, this one is definately a 'do again'. I used Zara which is a lovely soft merino wool, and is also machine washable and the pattern came from STYK. The hardest part, after I took a dip in the *frogging pond that is, was finding a button to finish it off. Out of all the pink buttons at Spotlight there was only one that was the same pink as the cardigan, luckily it was the right size.

I am going to take part in my very first Knitalong, and I am extremely excited about it. I have wanted to be part of one for a long time now but everytime I find one I like it is either finished or pretty close to being so. I found The Central Park Hoodie Knitalong thanks to Cindy and she will also be taking part.

This is what we will be knitting and the pattern is in the Fall issue of Knitscene. If you want to join us head on over here and get the details. I have ordered the yarn already in anticipation for this KAL, which doesn't start until September, I could not get the yarn that the pattern suggested but have instead gone with some Rowan Tweed Aran, yum!!


*see previous post

23 comments:

2paw said...

Sharon the little cardigan is beautiful!! Your niece is very lucky!!
Isn't it hard to get buttons now??
How exciting is the KAL???I am excited too!!!

Knit and Tink said...

This is so beautiful! I cannot ever believe how fast you turn things out! So, so impressed!

michelle said...

pink cardy is so cute!! Anyway, that hoodie is so cute!!! Love the cable work!! What's the level of that project? Expert?

Cathy said...

The pink cardy is beautiful.

Your neice should look verrrrrrrrrrrry nice in it.

Cathy

Suzi said...

Very nice! I can see the pictures today, much better.

I hadn't heard of this Knit Along but the pattern looks awesome, I may add it to my list of things to make one day. Not any more knit alongs for the time being for me.

Where do you get Knitscene?

fitknit said...

The cardy looks lovely.

I'm with Cindy on the buttons. I still don't have any on Sunrise.
Good luck with the KAL.

Katt said...

Zara is gorgeous isnt it!! I love that stuff. The cardi is so cute!!

The KAL looks like its going to be great. The Pattern looks gorgeous.

Katt

Janette said...

Sharon
That's beautiful. Congratulations.

Liz said...

Love it! Of course, I'm partial to pink :)

I'm going to check out the kal, might have to add it my list. I'm pretty sure I have that mag. I have to go look for it.

Janette said...

Where did you get your Knitscene magazine from? Thanks.

trek said...

Very sweet little cardi!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet cardi! You knit it so quickly too!

I like that cardi for your KAL. I bet it will look great in the Rowan yarn.

Larjmarj said...

You are too quick! So cute.

Debby said...

That is such a beautiful cardigan! Your niece is very lucky.

Glad you are joining the knitalong! It will be my first one (starting from the beginning of a project, not one in progress) too!

Shelley said...

That little sweater is so sweet! You did a fabulous job on it! Glad you were able to find matching buttons for it.

Ann said...

Wow, you are really fast - 1 day you were frogging & now the cardi is ready - looks gorgeous! What is a KAL? What do you have to do? Is it just knitting the project with everyone else? Is there a deadline? It sounds interesting & sorry for asking so many ??? as I have not participated before.

craftybernie said...

Wow Sharon, the cardigan looks beautiful. I love the lace detail - well worth the trip to the Frog pond! Who'd have though that finding the right button could be so difficult!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Hi Shazza! I am so enthused that I too have decided to do this hoodie Kal,I picked the fact you have already got the yarn(or ordered)! can you tell me the yarn species,ply, no of balls? just so I have an idea of what I can use!!!!I had the book/mag ordered within minutes of looking at it!!!!I'm thinking a deep royal blue....

Ps no sign of that Opal wool from Germany YET... I made contact with the shop and she reckoned it was around 3 weeks to Tassie but 9 or more weeks to WA!!!!I certainly won't plan any quick shopping with them in the future, I am so looking forward to getting them though,hmmm... I'm thinking the Tiger wil be first!!!

Procrastiknitter said...

That is just beautiful Sharon! Good for you for finishing on time, but of course you always do right? LOL. ((HUGS))) Makes me wish it were fall here and not so stinking hot!

KnitNana said...

What a darling little sweater! Oh how I wish I had a little girl to knit for, lace on a boy's sweater would just not do...
You did a wonderful job!
(((hugs)))

Zippianna said...

Delicious color and a very sweet looking sweater. It looks so soft! You are, indeed, a fast knittier. wow!

Lynne said...

Gosh, you knitted up that little cardi quickly! Even after a visit to the frog pond! The hoodie looks interesting but I haven't even got the summer knitscene yet, let alone the autumn one...

Wool Winder said...

Cute sweater! Little girls always looks so sweet in pink.