- Bathed two children
- Gone canoeing
- Weeded a garden
- Planted seeds
- Done 10 loads of laundry
- Folded 5 loads of laundry (lets’ get real, I got less important things to do)
- Gone out to eat
- Cooked spaghetti sauce
- Been in a clubhouse
- Mediated at least four fights between the girls
- Watched a knitting show
And now, blogged!
And let me tell you, it’s perfect!
I designed this almost two years ago to be the perfect teaching sweater. I tend to be chilly, and I wanted something that would go with lots of things but not look too “teachery”. You know, no Santas, or apples.
Through that time it spent at least 9 months in a box as we moved to Florida, and it has been the pattern most likely to be cast aside as I needed to finish things for other people.
The only thing I wish I had done was include a little shaping at the sides, but that’s minor.
So the specs:
Materials: 1 cone and a few yards of Webs “Valley Cotton” in Golden Ochre (7129). I picked it to match the stitching on jeans.
I love this yarn. It is fairly thin, I worked on #2 needles, so the final cardigan is warm, but not too heavy. The collar is worked on #4 needles to give it a bit more oomph.
Pattern: My own.
I did a cable ribbing at all the bottom edges and designed the texture in the middle. On the back I adapted a version of the tree of life. The rest I just sort of doodled until it worked. Nothing terribly original.
I am so proud though. As I did the sides I actually managed to get the design to carry around from the front to the back without looking like there is a seam.
If anyone is interested I can dig out the chart I used for the designs. The basic construction is pretty simple otherwise.