At last, a cardigan

December 17th, 2012 § 1 comment

As one of my knitter friends likes to point out, I knit a lot of items for other people (and not just when Christmas rolls around either).  You could chock it up to the fact that I’m not a selfish person by nature, but honestly, I can’t (or don’t always like to) knit for myself all the time.  There’s only so many items you can make for yourself before you realize that no you don’t really need another hat/fingerless mitts/scarf etc  for yourself.  Or maybe its just me that feels that way. Anyway, I finally (finally!) finished a project for myself just last week.  This lovely green cardigan was started back in mid-June and I kept picking it up, putting it down, and picking it up again while I worked on other projects.  I finally gave myself a push a few weeks ago when I convinced myself that I should finish the damn thing and wear it on Christmas Day as its such a lovely green colour.  Well the mental deadline was apparently all I needed, as I finished it faster than I thought! 

Some glamour shots (but please don’t judge my dark under-eye circles, I was crazy tired yesterday):
cardi 1

And another pic, as I do indeed have a head on my body:
cardi 2

And a blocking photo that shows off the colour a bit better than the two photos above:
cardi 3

Project Notes:
Project name: Emelie (Ravelry link only)
Size: 34″ bust, and 13″ length
Yarn: approx 866.3 yards of Knitpicks palette in grass colour
Needles: 2.75 mm circular for all ribbing (borrowed from a nice Raveller), 3.5 mm circular for the body, and 1 x 4.0 mm dpn was revolved through the sleeves to ensure that they would fit well without being too snug (tight knitter, yo)
Buttons: 11 x plastic pearl buttons in a mock abalone finish

I gotta say, I’m pleased as punch with the final outcome. Huzzah!

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