July 2011 – December 2011
Size: 18 months
Pattern: “Cloverfield Cardigan” by Vickie Howell, Petite Purls Spring 2011 issue
Yarn: Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish): Robin’s Egg(ish) (2); Chartreuse(ish) (1); White(ish) (1); Olive(ish) (1)
If there is anything that I will associate with this cardigan, it’s that it was a testament to my procrastination. However, it was also the first time I’ve sewn buttons on something I’ve knit, so although I am embarrassed a bit, there’s still some pride involved!
Yes, this was meant to be a gift and I only finished it sometime last week. If the recipient wasn’t in the UK, that wouldn’t have been much of an issue. Also, it was meant to be a gift sent in time for her birthday, which was in November. I know, I’m terrible. However, the completed size is meant for an 18th month old, and it was only her first birthday, so really, I suppose that from the beginning I started this with my procrastination in mind! ;)
As my knitting tag indicates, I also started a number of other projects whilst I was working on this, so that couldn’t have helped in moving towards its completion.
I actually finished knitting, seaming, and weaving in the tails of the body in October, but didn’t buy the buttons until November, only to realize that I didn’t have white thread, then didn’t get that until December. It really is a wonder how I get anything done. But I’m done and this thing is ready to ship! I really do intend to that before the year ends. We’ll see.
The yarn itself is really soft and although some fibers come off quite a bit (which is to be expected as it is a roving yarn after all), I really love it. I’m a sucker for the fun colors too.
Please ignore the fact that I used the dark green for the bottom stripe in the care card. Hey, at least I remembered to include the spare button!