Is it 2015 ALREADY?? I haven’t posted since last August, mostly because the school season started and all of a sudden I had no time to myself to sit, organize pictures or type. That said, it doesn’t mean nothing happened in our house and I have a bunch of projects I can’t wait to share!
First up, from September to December I knitted a cozy cardigan for my mother-in-law for Christmas. It was inspired by a crochet tutorial I saw on Youtube, which basically involved constructing a giant rectangle, and stitching some armholes together. I thought, “yeah, that sounds easy enough.”
Front view–ignore the wierdo in the background there–this was taken on Christmas day, and needless to say my husband was feeling goofy.Little did I know the yarn I bought, a recycled cotton yarn called Freedom Echo (now discontinued 😦 ), was DK weight, which meant it is a very thin yarn, requiring more stitches to create the size I wanted. It took me 9 balls of yarn and 4 months to finish, but I love the colour-block effect, and it is actually very smooth, warm and cozy! I am now making another of the same design, using Berroco Maya, a yarn made of 100% alpaca and of greater weight, so it won’t take as long to put together (I hope!).
Coming soon, some sewing projects, home organization, and some home reno projects!
Thanks for reading!