Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Happiness is . . . a New Sweater
I have so much I'd love to tell you, but I'm finding it very difficult to squeeze any writing minutes out of my day. So for now, here's my finished Tangled Yoke Cardigan -- I'm so pleased with it! Click on the photo if you'd like to look more closely at the details of buttons or cables or the garter rib (a new stitch discovery for me -- and I like it!).
I'm also enjoying our new (earlier this summer) teak furniture in our new (last winter/spring) pergola, especially in the wonderful weather we're having -- already a week of sunshine and low-to-mid-20s temperatures, with another week scheduled. Love it! I only wish I got home earlier from work so I could hang out in the hammock for another week or so. . .
One other thing I wanted to point out with these photos is how I mix knitted garments into my wardrobe so as not to look too frumpy or crafty (I do think that can be a problem). My first rule is that I never wear two hand-knit pieces at once, except perhaps for matching hat/mitts or hat/scarf (so far, I don't do that either, but I might). And to that rule, I'd add that if I'm wearing a hand-knit garment, I'm likely to keep everything else quite simple -- I guess Imogen would say I'm letting the sweater be my "hero" garment, so everything else has to be a supporting actor.
Before I go, I'd also like to say that this time crunch means not only that I'm writing less here, but also that I'm finding it tough to comment at the various blogs I love to visit. Please know that I'm still stopping by and I'll get back to commenting as soon as I can.