|The February Baby Sweater|
|This gull pattern would have been|
so pretty in an adult size.
|All that remains of|
The Tomten Jacket.
|My third Shalom. I was|
so sick of knitting this color by
then I never even bothered
to unravel it.
|Hey, it's at least wearable.|
Fast forward to a week ago when, pumped up on Easter candy, I headed to Ravelry again. I found My Favorite Cardigan from Fancy Tiger Crafts (pattern here). It was a very simple sweater. No frills, no lacy pattern, no pockets. Just a basic cardigan. The pattern description mentioned that it was adjustable and there were several points during the process when it could be checked for fit. Revolutionary! I downloaded the pattern and used the JoAnn gift card and cash given to me by my mother and sister in my Easter baskets to get some yarn. I so lacked faith that this would work out that I chose Red Heart acrylic yarn in the color Grey Heather, which I'm currently using on a charity project for the Arkansas Special Olympics. I figured when this sweater-making session ended in tragedy, I'd use the unraveled yarn for the S.O. kids. By some miracle, that turned out to be unnecessary.
|Vintage buttons stolen from my mother.|
They were still in package and were originally $.15.
Of course, this is the sweater that caused someone-who-will-remain-nameless to shout, "Ahhhh! Ugly sweater alert!" Now I know what hand-knit goodness to make the little darling for Christmas. She didn't really want that new iPod anyway.