Usually when I am cruising Pinterest I happily pin away, but sometimes something really strikes my fancy and I delve a bit deeper. I go to the blog site or Ravelry and look at the pattern. If I am still really interested I then print it off and it stays in a little pile of papers next to my computer. I eventually shift through these patterns and I place them in my knitting group, my crochet group or they remain in the pile waiting for me to decide what to do with them. This is exactly what happened to this pattern, Rosa's Sleeveless Cardi. You can find it on Ravelry or on Emma Fassio Knitting.
It can be found under her Free Patterns setting. I kept looking at it and looking at it, and I knew I had to make it.
This yarn is Knit One Crochet Too, Ty Dy. I used almost the entire two skeins I bought just for this sweater. Lovely yarn to work with and fun colors, much brighter than I am used to.
I think Caroline the dress form is quite enjoying her modeling sessions. She isn't all that happy with the poor lighting in the craft space, but I tell her that poor lighting often softens our features, and makes us look younger, she likes that.
I Know this is a raglan type sweater and I just went all nuts about raglan's not looking good on me, well sleeveless raglans are okay because they let my broad shoulders breath a bit.
The only problem with this pattern is that it is written for a more bulky yarn, and I believe a much shorter person. I added 40 stitches to the cast on edge which is the neck, and added 6 rows to the strap/sleeves to get what I assume is the right width. I added 50 rows to the body of the sweater before I started the little yarn overs that create the sides. I then promptly ran out of yarn so I wasn't able to complete all of those detailed rows.
I am assuming if it fits Caroline then it will fit me, as long as it doesn't have to fit her waist or hips I am in luck. I can see wearing this with a white tank top and white shorts this summer. The very blurry flower above is exactly what was left of my yarn, not much I'd say. Right after I took this flower photo a big blur flew by my window onto my front lawn.
Look at this gorgeous hawk. I happened to have my camera in hand, which was very lucky because Mr. or Mrs Hawk was only visiting for a second or two.
I have started Rosa's Sleeveless Cardi number two with some Noro Silk Garden. I have had to add oodles of stitches to this one too, we will see how it turns out. So this is completed project number 14 for me for 2013. I used 392 yards of yarn which brings me to a total of 6,086 yards used so far this year. I love keeping track of all this with no goal in mind, just for fun.
What about the blue sweater you ask? Well one of my Medical Foster Care Mother's has a Feel Good Chair at her house. Instead of putting her little people in time out she has them sit in the feel good chair until they feel better, or she does. So the blue Malabrigio sweater is now in the new Feel Good Basket until it feels like it wants to cooperate.
I hope you are having a great week.