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I really do love knitting! and spring….. May 12, 2007

Posted by Karen Elizabeth in Knitting, WIP's.
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So the old saying goes, absences makes the heart grow fonder, or something like that. That’s how it’s been with me and knitting. I got caught up in school and sewing class, and forgot just how much I loved knitting! This love was rekindled today as I bought some yarn for Knitty’s Leaf.

Let me tell you, this is an amazing pattern. I love the concept of top down sweaters, and this little cardigan is a perfect first time top down garment. As I read through the pattern and looked at other peoples pictures, I fell in love! Not only is this a cute little cardigan, but I don’t need to seam it up!!! I HATE seaming (mostly because it never looks nice), and I LOVE using circular needles. This was meant to be! Plus, I think it will look great with at least two dresses I own and several tank tops, so I’m all set for a summer of cardigan love!

Then, after searching the web for Leaf FO’s, I came across the book Fitted Knits, where the pattern came from, and all the other AMAZING patterns in it. I have to knit the puff sleeved cardigan ASAP. Every prject in that book looks amazing, even if I don’t knit it I would have some great eyecandy! So now I’m waiting to borrow it from my local library to see the awsomeness in person, then when I have the money I will sooooo buy it. I can’t wait!

That’s all for now, no WIP picture because it’s night and to see the beauty of this I really need a good daylight shot.

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1. elanknits - May 13, 2007

I’m on the search for a hard copy of the book, I like to see everything in it before I buy & even read a bit, I’ve yet to find one in a store here & am about to head for the border…that might be a good plan for this afternoon, someone needs to get me something for Mother’s Day!

2. pinkbliss - May 13, 2007

I didn’t realize how hard it was to get this book until I did a search on the Chapters website. I guess I’ll have to order online, I really like most of the projects already so I’m sure I’ll be happy if I don’t get to see it first. Good luck finding one!!

3. lisa - May 20, 2007

you picked a perfect color for the cardi! i am knitting one in white cotton (i look jaundiced in green). it’s a nice pattern.


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