September 25, 2009

Williamsburg Cardi Completed...

This is the sweater I worked on while Handsome played beautiful music in Williamsburg. It was on our trip that I realized I hadn't purchased the trim yarn along with the original yarn. Usually, I'll purchase all my supplies at once to be sure that I have everything (just in case I don't get to the project before the yarn is sold out). I was just a little nervous that they wouldn't have what I needed, as I had purchased the yarn last spring.

I ran up to my favorite yarn shop (The Spinning Wheel) in Sarasota yesterday and was greeted by (owner) Klara's sweet smile. We hadn't seen each other for a while, so a too-short but nice visit was in order, too. One of the things I love about specialty shops - other than the fact that I used to own one - is that they always recognize your face, love to know what you're working on, and when you ask if they have such-and-such for your project, someone jumps up to get exactly what you were looking for. She still had my trim yarn in stock - but only one skein in black. Whew! That's all I'd need.

I paid for my purchase, hugs were exchanged all around, and then I hurried back home to crochet the edging on my cardigan. An hour later I was finished! Handsome was kind enough to snap a photo for me so I could show you what it looks like now.

I've tucked up the sleeves in the picture. I think they're too long (they fall below my wrist line), so I will have to adjust their length. It will involve cutting the cuffs off (that's right, I said "cutting"). I'll cut the sleeves shorter than my desired finished length, and then I'll be grafting on new cuffs that fall where they're more comfortable for me. For now, "tuckage" was in order.

I'm really happy with the results, and I think I'll just refer to it from now on as the Williamsburg Cardi. What do you think?

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downsize said...

Donna, That is really beautiful.I wouldn't think you'd get much use from it in Florida, maybe you should send it to Michigan, it's going to be cold here soon! :) Marion

Snap said...

Donna, the sweater is beautiful! Well done! I love the yarn ... did you tell us what kind? I'll have to look backwards !!!!!

Jane said...

Beautiful job on the were very productive on your trip!

Krisann said...

It's fantabulous, and so are you, but if you took scissors to your knitting while I watched the screams would be deafening!

Christine Edwards said...

Donna, fabulous job on the Williamsburg Cardi. The colors are beautiful.

Beth Gales said...

Very pretty!

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

My goodness, you are unbelievably talented!!! I love it!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments! You make me feel so special ;=) I appreciate every single comment.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

The yarn for the body of the cardigan is Plymouth Yarns "Confusion". The trim is Plymouth Yarns "Jungle", which is a ribbon yarn.
Thanks for asking.

The French Bear said...

That is just incredible, how beautiful it looks on you! You look so wonderful. I can't believe how fast you knit. WOW!
Margaret B

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh my gosh Donna! That is just stunning! Such talent you have!
bunny hugs,


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