22 February 2008

FO: Slouchy Cardi

This one has been finished for so long that it is a wardrobe staple now. I think I've decided not to do the hood, though I have enough yarn for it. I really like the points on the front, which you can see in the second pic. Whaddaya think of my armscyes? I'm very proud of my seams!

Pattern: Slouchy Cardigan from Greetings from Knit Cafe
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr Wool-Silk DK from the good folks at Halcyon Yarns in #6 Steel Grey
Needles: US6
Mods: Even with checking the errata, I ended up with too-deep armscyes and had to rip back, but all turned out well in the end

Scenes from the life of Mommy
Mommy: (Exasperated at the end of a long day and trying to get some dinner ready for someone small) Isobel, this is the last time I'm going to ask. Do you want your pizza hot or cold?
Isobel: Warm.
Mommy: Nnngggh.

A few days later at bath time...
Mommy: Come on, sweetie, your bath is almost ready. Let's get you undressed.
Isobel wriggles and attempts to get away in her room. The usual.
Mommy: I have to check the bath. Get your shirt off, please. (Turning to leave notices the patch of blue crayon colored on the wall by the door) How did this happen? Why did you color on the wall? You know we only color on paper.
Isobel: (Collapses in tears and stays that way, dramatically, for many minutes) ... Sorry.
Mommy: Thank you for apologizing. Please don't do it again. You know better. Let's get you in the bath.
A few minutes later during the bath...
Mommy: Sweetie, why did you color on the wall? I don't understand.
Isobel: Mommy, we already talked about this.
Mommy: Nnngggh.

The coloring was the result of Mommy not paying enough attention to Isobel due to spending too much time on the phone with all the people who own the house with me, as well as my family, due to our getting an offer (!!). We're in the midst of negotiations, so I don't want to say much more. If you're in the habit of praying or sending up positive thoughts or any such, send them up Gloucester way. I'll let you know what happens.


  1. That looks like a great sweater! Isn't it nice when you finish something that turns out to be a favorite in your wardrobe?

    Loved the Isobel/Mommy conversations, btw.

    Good luck on the house sale!

  2. OHHH I love that! I have been eyeing it for a long time. Must do. After after after...
    Hey we are off to Belize for Knitini retreat! More later!

  3. Oh my what a fabulous sweater and it fits perfectly!

  4. Hi, I am a hungarian knitter and I like this cardigan very much, this was love the first time. I would like to knit myself, but I do not have the pattern.:( This book is unavailable here in Hungary.:o( Would you be so kind and share with me the pattern? That would be very kind. Sorry that I unbeknowst disturb you, I hope you will answer me. Thank you in advance and wish you many time to knit. hugs, Timici from Hungary


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