Once a loooong time ago I started working on a cardi from a vintage fifties pattern. Then, many moons ago I finished it...and wore it...a bunch. I love it and realized the other day that it deserved a blog post of it's own (along with my many completed projects that are in line for their day in the spotlight here on this little blog. Stay tuned!)
These photos were taken after a day at work, so excuse my slightly rumpled look. This sweater took quite a while to knit up. As I mentioned in my original post, it was made with Debbie Bliss' Rialto Lace yarn on 2.75mm needles. At one point I was knitting at work and my friend Steve, of the amazing It Takes Balls to Knit blog looked at me like I was nuts and said "it's all stocking stitch??" Yup. A glutton for punishment, that's me.
I used some adorable buttons from my stash that I've been carting around for quite some time. Shiny black and faceted. So cute and such a great match for the mauvey pink of this cardi.
The only place I deviated from the pattern instructions was on the front and neck facing. I realized that I was running out of yarn at an alarming rate so I decided to crochet until I could crochet no more, which ended up being a few rows. Just enough to make it look like it was meant to be finished with tiny, little crochet stitches. Right? cough cough...right?
I managed to save just enough yarn to finish off the button holes, thankfully.
And here is a random, weird angle shoe shot, because even though I've had these shoes for years I love, love, love them. Believe it or not they're from Naturalizer and they're as comfortable as they are cute! The dress is a vintage early 60's one that I've had for years. I suspect that everytime I carefully wash it, it gets shorter due to the open weave of the fabric it's made from. I doubt I'm still growing.
And last but not least, a shot of Fred Astaire the Photobombing Dog. He's a former shelter pup and is the newest member of the household. The sweetest big cuddle monkey ever (see that wagging tail?) but a total attention hog! I had to banish him to the backyard to finish taking these photos.