Saturday, December 06, 2008

Finished Objects 2008 - #34

Meet The CARdigan.

So called because I knitted every piece of it while I was driving. The back, two front, sleeves and even the mega-huge hood - all while driving.

Feel free to call me irresponsible. I care not. I can drive and knit - hell, I can change gears and cable! The doubters are just jealous because they didn't think of it first.

Anyone who has driven next to the 'G at 6:10 on a Friday night will understand. 20 minutes to drive 200 metres is incredibly frustrating. This project made it less so.

Besides, I'm too far away to prosecute now!

I started this last September and almost finished it the morning of our departure, so recently when my mum insisted on sending me parcels for my birthday she included my CARdigan, with it's one, sad little side seam to sew up (see? Almost finished!). In half an hour last night I finished it up and now refuse to take it off.

The yarn was Patons Caressa DK and it was $2 a ball in the Cleggs mid-year sale last year. I was planning to dye it but I've changed my mind. I think I like it just the way it is.

In other knitting news, I went on a mild shopping binge for my birthday. Just patterns with a small teensy bit of yarn too.

I bought Habitat,

the Celtic Heart Shawl,

the One Skein Wonder pattern,

and the best one yet - Garden Shawl. I must be insane.

I asked Felix to pick between this pattern and another, and the response was "That one looks harder. Get that one." The man knows me too well.

The order is from The Wooly Workshop, and the owner Gill called the very next day to talk about the Jaggerspun Zephyr I ordered to knit this creation from, and the lack of matching dye lots, so it's delayed for two weeks. On the other hand, I've just found myself a local enabler!


Bells said...

Fantastic cardigan and I love the name! Too funny. And the colour is perfect. I wouldn't change it either. Don't you love $2 sales?

All those patterns!! Fantastic.

Neurangel said...

So that was your car project!! nice! and definately handy where you are!

Timici said...

Hi, your cardigan is fantastic., congratuláation!
This is my favorit cardigan, I like it very much and I would like to knit, only one problem, I do not have a pattern.:( This book is not abble in Hungary.:(
Would you be so kind and share me the pattern? that would be very kind.:o)Thank you very much your answer and wish you many time to knit! hugs, Timici from Hungary