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2008.06.09

June 9, 2008

We didn’t spend nearly as much time outdoors this weekend as I’d hoped.  Partly because the construction workers have taken over half of the yard with their crap, but mostly because it was 90+ and very humid.

The flowers like that kind of weather, but I don’t.

I finished the cardigan on Friday night.  Pardon the blurriness of the photos, even with the air conditioners on it wasn’t terribly comfortable wearing a wool sweater.

I am opting to not put buttons or toggles on it, to give myself some flexibility depending on my weight what I’m wearing underneath.  I will buy a nice sweater pin, probably from Romi.

Needless to say, it’s a bit bigger than I’d expected.  Especially in the sleeves.  Which is a little frustrating because I based the sizing on a bunch of store-bought cardigans I already have.  On the other hand, I took that knit-to-fit class while I was midway through this sweater, and now I feel like I have a better handle on what size I should make things.

I might have my mother try this on tonight; if it fits her better than it does me, it’s a little bonus gift for her.

As for the hemming, it went wonderfully and I will absolutely be using tapestry wool for all my finishing from now on.  Here is a (blurry) peek at the left front hem.  The tapestry wool is an almost perfect match, as you can see.

Here  is another (clearer) view , this time of the right front hem – notice the rows of contrast yarn, indicating precisely where I ran out of yarn.

I am now focused soley on the Clapotis, and I can’t imagine not finishing it up by the end of the week.  I’ll post updated photos tomorrow, provided I can take it outside without melting tonight.

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