i had a wonderfully enjoyable vacation and crossed lots of things off the to-do list. i went a little crazy during the thanksgiving sales so i have lots of new goodies to share in upcoming weeks.
I finally got around to taking pictures of my Effortless Cardigan that I finished in September. Jacey was kind enough to send me the pattern as a birthday gift 2 years ago. I only knit sporadically now so i did not get around to casting on until May of this year. I used Cascade 220 that i got from a Rav destash. i feared that i did not have enough yarn so i supplemented with some 2 row stripes in my 4ply Colorways handspun. after i finished the cardigan i found another skein of Cascade 220 in the stash so i didn't need it after all. i don't mind the look of the stripes though. the only reason it took me so long to finish the sweater is that it got warm outside and i didn't feel like touching wool for several months.
It's hard for me to remember now the changes i made, but i know i knit the size 34 on #7 needles. i didn't like how open the fabric was on a larger needle size. i also took the advice of other Ravelers and cast on fewer stitches for the front extensions--maybe half as much? many knitters said that petite women are overwhelmed by the large hangy-down fronts (technical term). i'm very happy with the look of my cardi.
I've been wearing it non-stop since i finished it even though purple is not really my color. it's a very comfortable sweater to wear around the house or at the office. thanks so much to Jacey for a wonderful gift!