Friday, August 10, 2012

A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

I have been so busy as of late, (I have 3 WIP's on the go)  keeping my little head down and ploughing through about one percent of my Ravelry queue.  Does not sound a lot but believe me, it is currently sitting at around the 2100 mark, and forever rising. I thought if I put the total in tiny letters it would deaden the blow, who am I trying to kid.  The rate I'm knitting through my queue I will seriously have to live until about 200 and that is being realistic.
So, without further a do I introduce to you one of my works in progress started at the beginning of this week.

This is number 1260 of my Ravelry queue and is Miette by Andi Satterlund.  I believe I queued this pretty cardigan pattern way back in October 2010, and I have been dying to cast it on since then, but life just got in the way. 

The yarn used is Rico Creative Cotton in colourwave Cardinal. It's not an expensive yarn, but boy knitted up in this pattern it looks fabulous.  I could have gone for a paler colour, but this jewelled, rich purple just accentuates this pattern to a tee.

This is a stunning pattern and an adorable item to make.The eyelet detail swirls around the neckline flows down the center of the cardigan and cascades around the waistline.  The cuff  features a small swirl of eyelets giving an attractive finish to the 3/4 length sleeves.  Very pretty.

So where do I go from here? Well, the item has been blocked and I'm planning on sourcing buttons and photographing the finished article this weekend, with my sister modelling it for me. Fingers crossed she doesn't try to sneak off home still wearing it or there will be a war. So if everything goes to plan the finished piece photos should be ready for my Sunday post.


  1. Ooo!! This is lovely! I've just had a look at the pattern on Ravelry, and it's gorgeous. I love the eyelet detail, and the bust shaping. The colour you've picked is great, and I shall look forward to the finished photos. Happy button hunting! :)

    1. Thank you Lynne, the button hunting is going to be the biggest challenge especially for the coral coloured cardigan that will also be in the post. xx

  2. Looks fabulous. I love the colour and the pattern is a nice one. I may add it to my queue, which isn't as large as yours ;)

    Ruby x

    1. Thank you Ruby, you should add this to your queue it is a lovely pattern to knit and so well written. I really don't know what happened to my Ravelry queue I think someone has hacked it and been adding more patterns when I wasn't looking. Lol x


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