Thursday, October 02, 2008

Another One Done!

I know, you don't believe the title, it can't possibly be true, something must have happened to make me type the wrong words - but NO!!! It is true!! The Alpine Cardi is DONE!!

To prove it, photos of me in my work clothes - I wore it today (unwashed/unblocked ::gasp::!!!) with a sweet little shawl pin in place of the un-discoverable fasteners, and later, at home, in dressed-down mode:

Verdict: very nice. Just the right weight for these not-quite-warm spring days, comfy, warm around the shoulder blades.
Modifications: next size-up sleeves, added shaping to the back neck, used 8ply for the last few rows of the neckband and changed the bind-off to be occasional picots instead of continuously loopy loops.
Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 12ply (and 8ply), KP Harmony circ 5mm, 6mm, and 4.5mm for the neckband 'coz Miss 2.5 scattered my needles everywhere and I can't find one tip of the 5mms.
Pattern: Alpine cardi from (will check and add links later).

Time for the next little cardi! (After these socks, and the doll and the other socks for the Show, and....)