Thursday, July 8, 2010

Highs and Lows

It just occurred to me that maybe I should have a name for my year long knitting project.
Hereby am trying to tag my ravelry projects accordingly but I have no official identifier. I can't just go around calling it "my yearlong knit patterns only from my magazine collection and only from my stash adventure" it just doesn't roll off the tongue that well, you know?
So I was thinking of
"the rediscovery project" since I am rediscovering patterns that I once loved and yarn that I always wanted to knit with all at my fingertips in my stash. The best way to be happy is to be content with what u have right?
Mods on the Whisper Cardigan
I used 3 different yarns that were already in my stash. Believe me there was some serious temptation to buy more of the ultra alpaca when I ran out. But I held myself back.
Begin Side Note:
After all it's compulsive buying of yarn and other things that I didn't really need that landed menin serious debt to begin with. I've already paid off 2 credit cards of which j am very proud of and I am not about to mess that up!
End Side Note.
So like I mentioned above I used 3 different kinds of yarn all in the red/black family. The last yarn was a no name red/ black sock yarn that left my fingers red after knitting with it and bled like a stuck pig when blocking. I didn't mind too much though since the ultra alpaca was already reddish and the jawoll is black so no harm no foul. I do have some left over which I was thinking if making a skinny scarf for but after seeing how red my fingers got by jut knitting it I am going to have to rethink that thought. The last thing I want is to end up with some scary looking red line across ny neck and throat. Not attractive.
The other mod I made was to pick pick up fewer stitches for the ribbing. I wanted a snugged fit and that is just what I got. All in all I am very pleased with the results!
Sad, sad, news.
Yesterday I got ready to where my whisper cardigan for the first time. I was in Atlantic City with my husband on a very impromptu trip where we were trying to re-kindle our romance. I packed the cardi cause in the restaurants it's just stupid cold. Somewhere between the hotel lobby and the parking lot.....I LOST THE SWEATER! Talk about sad. It fit so perfectly and I didn't even get any pics of it while I was wearing it. I do have pics of it blocked as you can see here:

A sad iphone pic. I am hoping that eventually the Borgata Hotel and Casino will call me up and tell me someone found it. In the meantime I will be e-mailing and calling as often as possible. If I never get to see it again, I pray that someone out there is actually using it. I put over a month's worth of work into it and fell in love with the fit and color. Something that is hard to say about any other project I've made.

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