Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finished: Annabel Cardigan

Earlier this week, I bound off my Annabel Cardigan.  I don't remember when I cast this on, per my Ravelry page, I have been working on it for almost 10 months.... It certainly didn't take me ten months, but at some point I realized my markers were playing tricks on me, and I had to frog the whole thing and restart it.  I'd say from the time I actually rebegan the project, it took me about 10 days of real knitting.  The project took 1.5 skeins of Cascade Eco. I had some trouble selecting buttons, I couldn't decide if I wanted buttons all the way down or just for the top, I still haven't figured it out but I did select two white buttons for the time being. 
Last weekend, while on a shopping excursion for Christmas yarn, I did pick something up for myself--surprise! A beautiful skein of Malabrigo Sock in Persia. I'm not too sure what it will become at the moment but I couldn't resist. I have been in a blue mood and this seemed to fit me perfectly. I am considering, once done with my gifts, recasting on a Damson shawl, but I haven't solidified any plans just yet.
I have also begun swatching my Castle Pullover in a lot of Elann Highland Wool that my mother in law picked up at an estate sale.  Looking forward to this cute design by Cecily, who just kills me with her designs.

I am working on quite a few projects at the moment, but most I can't discuss since they are Christmas gifts... I can't believe the year is almost over.  With the progress of my gifts, I imagine I should be ahead of the game, completing most everything before mid December.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cardigan! You should do a modeled pic! ♥
    That pullover looks like it will be a lot of fun to knit, although I must mention that I've used highland Chunky for a cabled cardigan and it's a little hairy for the texture pattern. It's still visible though, so perhaps your swatch will tell you it will be fine.