I'm really rather happy to announce that I finished the first Tanvi cardigan. It turned out really pretty, and better than I had hoped. That said, am I satisfied? I'll have to withhold judgement until I have blocked it. You can see in the pictures below that the neck line is all stretched out. Should I blame the yarn, the children, or knitting a size bigger than I should have?? I don't know yet.
What I learned: I'm starting to get more comfortable with my knitting skills, and changing up patterns to suit me. There were a few things I didn't like about the way this pattern was written. I was happy with the results when I changed them.
Here are my models in action:
|She wasn't happy I made her stop getting ready for school to take pictures. Puts on a nice smile anyway.|
|I'm showing the back twice with different amounts of light to try to show the diamonds. This picture was taken before we added the buttons, and you can see the neck isn't as stretch out.|
Here are the buttons that Rori picked out:
Before I go I've got a question for any quilters out there. I have a bunch of receiving blankets from when the girls were babies, which I saved to one day make into quilts for them. In my cleaning frenzy I've decided I should do it now (why do we always give ourselves so much to do when pressed for time?). I was thinking of just doing a strip quilt, but I don't want it to be too boring. Or too hard. Any pattern ideas? I want something a little girl will like, but one that won't drive me mad piecing together. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.
Have a wonderful weekend.