Thursday, September 20, 2012

wee little cardi + garden goodness

Another FO! This sweet little cardi languished in my knitting basket, patiently waiting for its (lone) button for months.
pattern: Mignon, by Loop London
yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, 2.2 skeins
needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) Clover circs
size: 3-6 months

The cables were fun to work (as most cables are), and the knitting part of this project went very quickly! I recommend the pattern, but be aware that this is definitely a cropped length. It would look lovely over a full little floral dress, but rather odd with jeggings.
I managed to capture Sugar mid-sneeze. Sugar, like most cats apparently, is drawn to crochet; she has staked a claim on this afghan on the sofa. Moxie, on the other hand, has claimed the ivory diagonal box-stitch afghan for herself.
I tried something new for dinner -- 15-minute creamy avocado pasta. Yum! Very rich and creamy, indeed. I used basil, but also a little parsley, and I topped it with halved cherry tomatoes. It's kind of like a guacamole-pesto hybrid. Next time I'd reserve some cooking water from the pasta to thin it out a bit.
I'm dying to tackle another crochet project, maybe this retro circle afghan (inspired by a post by one sheepish girl, a new-to-me blog that I'm really enjoying), but I don't have enough yarn that would work, and I'm trying to work from the stash these days.

On the knitting side of things, I'd like to cast on for this cute chunky star blanket from Pickles. And a Whisper or Wispy cardigan (inspired by barefoot rooster breaking hers out for the season), though I haven't yet figured out which pattern to use. Apparently Wispy is a revised version, with some modifications and additional sizes. That probably bodes well, but do I really want to shell out more $ for the new version when I still have the old issue of Interweave?

Before I cast on for another cardi, though, I MUST knit the last sleeve for Aidez and seam that bad boy together, as well as finish up my Shalder. I have visions of snuggling up in my beautiful Aidez while sipping coffee out on the dock amidst the fall colors while we're in Door County next month. We're staying in this cute cottage:
on this lovely island:
I cannot wait!


Amy said...

I just started Aidez and I love it. So jealous about the cute cottage. I am inspired by your afghans that I am going to start working on one.

Amy said...

I just started Aidez and I love it. So jealous about the cute cottage. I am inspired by your afghans that I am going to start working on one.

Tracy Altieri said...

I too, have several projects on needles that I need to wrap up! Enjoy your time away!

Anonymous said...

hooray for that cottage! and that sweet tiny cardi. on whisper/whispy, i did a lot of reading about how other folks modified the body -- there are several threads on ravelry about it, along with project notes. you might not need to purchase the modified version of the pattern.

LynnIL said...

Love Door County! Cottage looks awesome! Lynn

Grace said...

Oooh what a cute little cardigan! I love the afghan and the cottage looks beautiful; a great view to knit by!

Katie M. said...

I love that tiny little card! And good luck getting your cozy sweater wrapped up ... it looks like it will be just the ticket at that cottage!

knitseashore said...

Your post is so cozy! All those colorful warm blankets, and most importantly, the kitties to go with them. Nothing better than waking up with a cramp in your legs because they've got you pinned in one spot all night! :)