Look at the pretty markers sent to me by a very sweet and generous reader:
Prissy (aka Merry Gay) sent these to me after seeing my little chain markers. She makes these for fun, and shared them with me. They are too pretty for knitting and beg to be worn as earrings!
I have also been laboring on my Lacy Cardigan…stick a fork in it, thank goodness!
Lacy Cardigan by Ann E. Smith for Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Sublime Aran (11 skeins), Color #15 Clipper, Needles US 8 and US 6; crocheted edging
The color is very true in these pictures
Pro’s and Con’s of this project:
The yarn: soft as butter but unforgiving in stitch quality; not spliceable
The pattern: very nicely written; easy, quick knit (16 days); not seen everywhere so it seems more unique; unavailable (?)
The buttons: cheapies from my stash — a replacement may be necessary!!
The edging: got me to learn how to crochet
The fit: perfect; sleeves are just the way I like them with a little flare over the hand
Modifications: very few; I decided I did not want to waste any brain power so resisted the urge to go overboard on mods
Overall grade: B- to C+ (marked down for stitch quality — part me, part the yarn…the picture doesn’t show how uneven some areas are)
Will I wear it? All the time! It is soft, fits perfectly and is a good color to go with my summer clothes. All in all, I am happy I made it so I could remove the curse of this yarn (a dozen false starts!!). A finished object! Yay!!