Thursday, March 26, 2009
Hey Cara Mia!
I'm pretty pleased with the final results of this project. Apart from my massive weight gain over the last 6 months, I think it looks not half bad on me.
Pattern: Hey Teach
Yarn: TLC Cara Mia (discontinued) in Aqua
Changes to the pattern: I made long sleeves. I lengthened the skirt 4". I only put buttons on the lace bodice (and in retrospect, not sure I would do that again. This one might have worked better with buttons all the way down the front). I added selvedge stitches (two of the sizes on the pattern have you work the lace pattern on the selvedge). I did this by increasing 2 stitches on the last row of the waist ribbing.
Problems with the pattern: only the lack of selvedge stitches for those two sizes... and that's just because I don't like dealing with the decreases when seaming or picking up stitches. It can be done (as I did it with my first one).
Overall impressions: again, I love this pattern. It works up so fast and I love how it looks. The yarn is one of my faves. It's soft and cozy. I wear my other two sweaters in this yarn ALL the time around the house. This one will get a lot of wear, that's for sure! The weight gain is annoying me, and I'm not thrilled with how I look in the photos, but that's not the cardigan's fault.
So that's project number 5 for 2009. Knew this would be an instant gratification project (and that's with a longer body and long sleeves! Think I can get one more project done before the end of March???