I am really pleased that I finished my Tappan Zee Cardigan, and I love it! I went into town just to find suitable buttons, because the three I had planned on using just didn't look pretty enough after all that work.
It fits just as I want it too, so all in all, a great success. I'll be wearing it to the girls school today for the assembly.
Now, what is better than one finished project? Two of course! I also finished the hat for my swap partner, and just got back from posting it to her. I love how it turned out, though I'll warn you I had a hard time taking a decent photograph, I blame the slouch!
I believe I've said before that I'm not a fan of slouch hats---well this one made me change my mind. I tried it on, you know, just to be sure it would fit an adult human head, and I didn't want to take it off. The wool is gorgeous, soft, and WARM. The pattern flattering. It took all my willpower to put it in the bag and get it out of the house before I changed my mind. I do hope she likes it.
Here are the details on the hat: Diamond beret by Petra Johnson. Wool from The Wool Bothy, 50% wool, 50% mohair.
Lastly, I've got a favour to ask of any helpful soul out there. I think I am finally ready to try my first sock (the big chunky one turned out ok, now I want one that will fit in my shoe!) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good beginners book? I really do want a book rather than an online pattern as I want a step by step, hand holding guide I can keep referring back to. I will overcome my sock fear!! Thanks in advance if anyone has any suggestions!
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