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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Top Down Cardigan, FO

Pattern: Neck Down Shaped Cardigan #241 by Diane Soucy. Published by Pure and Simple.
Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca, about 5.5 skeins.
Needles: 6s and 4s.
Mods: none

This is an easy pattern of mostly stockinette which was welcome humdrum. It' top down so the lack of seaming is a real plus. The raglan is not the best for my round shoulders, especially viewing from the back, but I love the top down idea. The yarn is very soft and fun to knit with. The color is called tanzanite. The sweater is very warm so I don't know how much wear it will get, but it is so comfy.

One month and 12 days until my retirement date. Getting all the paperwork done is annoying. I'm trying to focus on my mantra, "Grace, Gratitude and Acknowledgment" and soon:

I went to see Ironman last night with my sons. I enjoyed the action, story, acting and best of all the special effects.


beadlizard said...

My mom has decided to retire this summer. She has offered to come mow my lawn, but I think she really plans to raid my yarn stash...

I love the color of the cardi. Are you pleased with the way the bow holds? --Syl

Opal said...

The cardi came out great! It looks wonderful on you!

Rachel said...

That's a beautiful cardi, and it really looks nice on you! Great job!

Brandy said...

I just stumbled across your blog and have to let you know I love your Totoros! I have watched that movie since I was a little kid.

smariek said...

Congrats on your upcoming retirement.

Alpaca is nice stuff, that cardigan must feel so nice. Someone had mentioned Pure and Simple to be before. Did you find it very simple to follow? I'm still working on my very first vest (for Mom), I may try a cardigan if the vest works out.

Terby said...

Excellent mantra. The cardigan looks very comfortable. Love the color.

Beverly said...

The cardigan is an almost perfect denim blue. It looks very nice. I'm investigating the way top-down sweaters are made and will keep this line of patterns in mind.