Tuesday, 25 March 2008


This is what I’ve had on my needles over the past couple of months. It’s a vintage-inspired cardigan for me. All the knitting sites I’ve been looking at are obviously having an effect because I’ve blocked all the pieces before sewing up, which is something I’ve never really bothered with before. Can’t believe how grown up and patient I’m becoming – it’s a fiddly, time-consuming job and I thought I was going to run out of pins!
By the way, did you notice my lovely cactus pin cushion? Thank you gift from the aforementioned Si (who has already had more name-checks than anyone else on my blog!). It caused a great deal of cactus envy from daughters 1 and 2.

The cardigan has to go back on the needles after blocking to knit up the front bands and little shawl collar. It’s been frustrating because I have already had to go back to Get Knitted for an extra ball of wool and I’m worried that I still won’t have quite enough to finish it. They’re holding an extra ball in the right dye lot for me just in case, but I won’t be able to get out there until my next "car day".


  1. may I add my envy too?!
    Mum, this looks totally amazing - the colour is lovely in the pics - is it close to the actual colour? What pattern and yarn (or do you say that already on ravelry)?!

    You're so quick, this would have taken me a year! x

  2. It's a long time since I knitted anything - not since he girls were toddlers. The bit I least liked was the putting together of various sections, so I am full of admiration for your efforts. I look forward to you modelling the finished garment.

  3. I've come back again just to look at the pictures!! x

  4. hi moira - just in case you want to link to it, i got that pin cushion from here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltmistress/sets/72157602995855197/


  5. Hello Moira. It's good to see the cactus pincushion went to a good home. The knitting looks amazing. I'm not very good at knitting. I prefer sewing. It seems to take me ages to knit.