Ten days of blog dormancy… I usually set up some blog entries to post before I head out on a trip, but this trip came up so quickly that I didn’t have the chance to do that!
Kris and I are back from our Southern California roadtrip and family visit (newborn niece! sister!), and I can’t wait to tell you more about it … just waiting for the 1300+ photos to download! (Don’t worry, I won’t show them *all*…) We had a wonderful time seeing this region of the US – meeting some amazing people, seeing lots of hockey games, and tasting the culinary delights, and finally being with loved ones.
… More on all of that later…
I worked on this cardigan to have it ready for hand delivery to my sister by the time we got to her new home in Monterey, and I finished seaming it in the car just a few hours before we arrived at her house. Perfect timing!
Pattern: “Ruby” from the Breeze collection
Designer: Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed (#15 colorway)
Needles: Size US 5 and 6
What a joy to knit, and it looks great on my lovely sister! The cardigan had some great details, like the fold-over collar, the garter hems with picot edging… Mimi said it looked like the pages in an old book, slightly uneven and ruffled. It really adds character, and was fun to knit too.
The yarn was perfect. It blocked so evenly and has such a professional look to it. Along with Silky Wool, this is quickly becoming my favorite yarn. I think it will wear well for years. The tweed has depth and such a lovely range of color flecks. The overall red – kind of a mix of rust and berry red, don’t you think? – looks great with my sister’s complexion, and should be a nice addition to her wardrobe. I wanted to give her something comfortable yet flattering – something that a new mommy can feel good in, but still wear with baby. I hope this cardigan succeeds in that goal! It sure was a pleasure to knit, and even more of a pleasure to give it to her in person!
Yea for new knits on pretty sisters! Yea for a new niece! Yea for vacation! Can’t wait to share my photos with you all Stay tuned~