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Cardi in 4 days? Day 4 :: Complete ::

Posted by vicki brown on

I did it! With a little last minute crochet on the train and some late night weaving in and button sewing, I finished the cardi, though it's probably more of a shrug. I even made the buttons myself, with a little help from the toddler.

I made it a lot shorter than I intended, not just because of the tight deadline (promise), but also because the dress had such a high waist band, I thought it...

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Cardi in 4 days? Day 2 ::

Posted by vicki brown on

Almost finished with the bottom now :)

Cardi in 4 days? Day 2 progress :

In fact depending on how I go it may be finished, as on trying it on with the dress it stops perfectly at the waist. Although I am concerened that it flares out a little too much. So I'm going to work on the sleeves today and if I get them done in time I may even frog the bottom and make it a little less flouncy, you know because I haven't given myself a tight...

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Cardi in 4 days? Day 1 ::

Posted by vicki brown on

So I am going to a wedding on Saturday, for which I have decided to make myself a cardigan to wear with this gorgeous dress from digforvictory :


Of course I have left it entirely to the last minute and started yesterday! I did purchase myself some Aran weight yarn to try and make the whole process a little quicker and I also intended to crochet it. However after doing a little swatch, crochet on...

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mustard hearts for me ::

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mustard hearts for me ::


 


my newest short sleeved sweater is finished!  It still needs blocking (which I'm really hoping will give it a bit more length as it's a teeny bit short) but otherwise it's all finished and I'm quite in love with it.


mustard hearts for me ::


I made a few silly mistakes with the fair isle pattern, but for a first attempt I think I did pretty well.


mustard hearts for me ::


mustard hearts for me ::


I have to be honest I didn't knit it all in continental style as I had intend...

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another short sleeved sweater for me ::

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so as I said, new knitting skills require practice and well, what perfect excuse to knit myself a new sweater.


another short sleeved sweater for me ::


I saw this beautiful Katia Peru yarn in my local yarn store a few weeks ago and fell in love with it.  It's super chunky and soft and I imagine it will be oh so warm too.


another short sleeved sweater for me ::


I found a fabulous book of fair isle in the charity shop this week, it has some really interesting history of the...

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