Monday, May 14, 2007

Fallen off the wagon

Well, children, your Auntie Duffy has decidedly failed in the Knit From Your Stash 2007. There has been simply too much good stuff out there. What ended up being the final straw was the Origami Cardi by Norah Gaughan in the latest IK. I just kept going back to it when I leafed through the mag, which tells me that I'm going to do it eventually. Of course I considered what would this look like on someone of my shaping (wide, hippy, no boobs) but I think it will be okay. I have wide shoulders to counter the width of my hips so the cardi won't make me look like I have a butt the size of a bus. The angles of the front direct the eye to the cleavage and give the illusion of shaping. So I went yarn shopping.

The pattern calls for Berroco's Love It which when I saw it in person didn't really rev my motor. It's a cotton blend but rather blah. So I searched for a yarn in the same gauge (not an easy task, kids, to find a cotton yarn in the same gauge and there was nothing in my stash). I ended up going with this instead. It will give the cardigan more drape. Also I'm doing the berry stitch borders in a different color than the body. I'm very excited about this one and can't wait to finish the Rogue so that I can start the Cardi. But this pretty much made my Knit From My Stash promise toast.

Aunties Update

One blanket got completed in time for the baby shower on the 7th but no pictures were taken. It had been a very hectic weekend with choir retreat so I forgot. But it will be appreciated by its recipient. My hosts from the retreat donated a couple of grocery bags of Jiffy yarn which is getting hooked into carrier blankets. We're still taking squares; the next shower will be in August.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a nice cardi pattern. I think my IK arrives later than everyone elses. But I might need to check that out, too.