the fourth sweater of 2011 is now finished.
thats right you heard me. on my way to finishing 12 sweaters in 12 months for reals.
i finished it yesterday am. just in time for me to cast on a new tiny little sweater in debbie bliss ecobaby cotton in a light purple for a new babe that will someday call me aunt, or auntie, or most likely just amber (if we are honest here.) i am making lucille.... thats right.
i just cant get enough courtney kelley.
my latest and greatest finished object is the #28 lace cardi from spring summer vogue knitting by courtney kelley. and boy oh boy did vogue do a number with that pattern.
according to the notes on ravelry from the designer herself (see above) there were numerous things they changed.
therefore, i fumbled my way through this pattern using my noggin more than vogue knittings instructions.
see below for changes.
and also, here are a few photos san self portrait. before you give me a hard time about that, just picture this:
just got back from a month worth of travelling with a 4 month old
i have no clean clothes
i hate laundry anyways
i have a 4 month old
however, i am making a promise that i am going to slap some makeup on, put on a pair of jeans, and find a bra and a decent tank top and show you guys how adorable this little cardi is when on a real person.
oh, and ps, the sleeves look great on, no matter how funky they look on that dress form. who does she (dressform lady) think she is anyways, being all crazy little and stuff.
okay, now i am just waiting waiting waiting for my pictures to upload. and it is
i guess thats what happens when you have 300 pictures and a few videos on one memory card.
and thus the reason why i took all of my pictures at the beach with a disposable camera.
in the time that it is taking to upload all of these photos, i have:
eaten a rice krispy treat, unpacked some groceries, received a refund check in the mail for a medical payment, received another unexpected medical bill in the mail for the amount that i was just refunded, thought about how i have already figuratively spent said refund check, sent an email informing cody of the good news, received a response, laughed at the ridiculousness, cursed my insurance, checked on a napping crosby, eaten another krispy treat, found my cat sleeping on top of my shoes in my closet, thought about our wildberry hike we are going on tonight, thought deeply about how i could combine lemon vodka (that i found in the freezer!!) and tonic water (got for christmas) and wild blueberries and raspberries into a delicious refreshing predinner beverage....
and NOW they are finally uploaded.
i give you photos:
yarn: queensland haze. perfect for a quick summer knit. went down a needle size to accomodate. used a size 8 needle.
needles: see above
mods: i picked up the stitches from the arm holes to make the sleeves. my first try, i did some short rows to accommodate for shoulders. completely unnecessary. and looked terrible. tore out and just did a plain old rib k2p2.
wishes: i wish i would've done more short rows around the neck.
why?: 1. why in the heck was it necessary to begin this garment with a provisional cast on??? you already have to pick up the stitches around the rest of the garment to do the ribbing. waste of time (says the person who hates provisional cast on.....) and doesnt make any noticeable difference. 2. why would you make tiny tiny tiny sleeves flat and then set them in? why vogue knitting? why? courtney kelley specifies on ravelry that she picked up the armholes and did some short rows. so there.
here is where i would include a ravelry link, but alas, i havent had a chance to ravel it just yet. feel special blog world, feel special.