2.29.2012

Friends?

I started a new sweater.

Stitch markers. Sticky notes. Spreadsheets. Yikes.

Can you blame me for wanting to join thousands of other knitters in making the lovely Aidez cardigan? Despite all of the above paraphernalia, this project is breezing along. I am knitting the whole sweater body in one piece to minimize the finishing work, which is why there are so many markers in play. The yarn is some Cascade Ecological Wool that has been buried in my stash for a few years. I really love how quickly it is knitting up and how it shows off the cables to their best advantage.


Which is a good thing, because cables and I have a long history of not getting along. Thanks to this fun pattern, we might actually become good friends.

Before heading off to visit the wonderfully talented bloggers participating in WIP Wednesday with TAMI'S AMIS, I wanted to announce the winner of my little giveaway. Thank you so much for all of your great comments. It seems that the fashions of the 50's were a popular choice, as well as the gorgeous styling of the late Edwardian era as seen on Downton Abbey. Congratulations to collegeknitting! So happy to be getting rid of the evidence sending out your prize!

18 comments:

  1. Your sweater is going to be gorgeous! I love the cables.

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  2. Those cables look fabulous :)

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  3. I agree, that sweater is going to be gorgeous!!!!

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  4. I love that pattern! Mmm cables! They look lovely and defined in that yarn, it's going to be a great cardigan!

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  5. SO worth all the work -- I let out a little gasp when I saw your pics. Congratulations on making the perfect marriage of yarn and pattern! I love it when that happens! Looking forward to seeing it grow!

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  6. Wow, its beautiful and I just love the grey. Love, love, love the cablely goodness.

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  7. Just gorgeous! It will be a stunning cardigan when done.

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  8. it cracks me up how often you and I are interested in the same pattern. I have been looking at this one for some time. Anxious to see how it turns out...it is gorgeous so far!

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  9. Ooh, it's going to be great! I love the first picture of your workspace, it makes me relaxed just looking at it.

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  10. Gorgeous pattern, and the perfect yarn for it!

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  11. That is going to be one gorgeous sweater.

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  12. Ooh! I bought some cascade eco last year to make this pattern and just *quite* haven't gotten to it yet, ahem.
    Yours looks amazing to far. The stitch definition looks incredible. I can't wait to see how it goes!

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  13. Very, very pretty pattern! It's so crisp and the yarn shows it off really well!

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  14. Aidez has been on my queue for much too long and I even have the yarn in my stash to knit it (same as what you're knitting with). Yours is looking great!

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  15. what a gorgeous sweater! i hope somday i have the patience to nit something like that.

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  16. Wow, the cables have great stitch definition. Looks like a fun project!

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  17. I'm a sucker for cables--it's going to be an awesome piece!

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