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A mostly monogamous month of knitting

on January 17, 2014

A while ago my mum and I fell in love with this cardi in an issue of Simply KnittingDSCF2962

 

So, for the last month, I’ve been knitting almost constantly and almost monogamously (it was a surprise so I had to have a decoy project) to get it finished for my mum for her birthday.

I gave it to her tonight so she could choose her own buttons and I’ve sewn them on so she can wear it for our big shopping trip tomorrow.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t been photographing well so I need to get some proper pics in daylight tomorrow. But for now, here it is before buttons

DSCF2959And a close up of the beautiful lace pattern

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It was a lot of fun to knit up and I only had a couple of issues with the decreases (always difficult with lace stitches) and the length of the sleeves (easily fixed and my own fault really)

I love it so much, I might need one for myself and my mum is really chuffed too.

More soon, we’re shopping for wedding dress fabric and honeymoon shawl supplies tomorrow so there will be lots to report. I’m so excited!

 

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2 responses to “A mostly monogamous month of knitting

  1. The cardy is gorgeous. I bet your Mum was chuffed! Enjoy your shopping trip!

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