Last night we had a beautiful sunset… not quite the purple and pink of my garter stitch cardigan, but certainly beautiful in its own orangey, yellowey way…..
I finished my garter stitch cardigan this morning before heading off to work and am totally in love with the result! I took it in to work today and my colleagues were quite enchanted with it too, INCLUDING my colleague who hates crafts! So that’s saying something really…. in fact, it makes me want to cast on another in green immediately, but I’m saving that for my summer knitting when I have my much-needed and well deserved three weeks off everything!
The thing about this beautiful cardigan, is that when I was finished according to the pattern, it just didn’t look finished….
I love the humble garter stitch…. that stitch we need to learn before we learn anything else, but quickly discard in favour of the more attractive stocking stitch…. but I just wasn’t finished at this point and needed to make it more fabulous….
But what colour to edge it in? Purple? Pink? I considered this at great length yesterday afternoon, consulted with KB, ignored her advice, and tried three different colours before giving up and going to bed. This morning I decided, pink it was, even though I really wanted to edge it in purple, and whizzed around the edges with a simple single crochet, then couldn’t help myself, and added a picot edge. At this point KB stated that I have a picot edging obsession….
I do believe she is right.
Life is better with picot edging….
Oh and miraculously, I found three pink buttons in my second-hand button collection!
I think it was fate….
I managed to refrain from picot-ing the sleeves and left them with single crochet edging….
I’m loving it, and wish…. oh I wish that I had someone little and cute to put it in, but I don’t know any wee girls except my fairy god-daughter, plus it’s summer and I’m not into cooking babies, so I’m going to put it in my stash of beautiful knitted baby clothes and let it wait for its future owner!
OK then lovelies! I’m off for now…. I’ve got a tea cozy deadline but will be giving you a sneak peek at my progress soon! For all of my lovely blog friends who have not had a comment from me in a while, I’m sorry about that! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo busy that I haven’t managed to visit and today my sleepy eyes can’t read your lovely words or enjoy your lovely pictures, so I’m going to have a good catch up on everything you are doing soon…. soonish anyway!
Wishing you all a beautiful day!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX