Thursday, November 18, 2010

its done! its done!

Garter Cardi

I apologize for how washed out these pics are...I finally got photoshop, but I don't know how to use it and the picasa editing thing wasn't helping so I just left them as is. Anyway... I finally finished it! Can you believe that? I've been working on it on and off for SEVEN months, but all 36,799 stitches of it are done, ends weaved in, buttons chosen and sewn on and its even been worn a few times!

Garter Cardi

At first I wasn't sure if I was lovin' it, but its growing on me. I'm learning to be easier on myself when things don't turn out perfect and just be proud that I made it. That is really what counts, but sometimes I let the Type A in there convince me it should be better, perfect. So stupid, but something I constantly struggle with. What is important is that each time I knit something imperfect I'm training that voice to be quieter and calmer AND my knitting is improving so that things will turn out with less imperfection and more skill. 

Garter Cardi

Can you tell how awkward it was for me to take these pictures?? I'm a bit of a freak! I will have to keep you updated on whether it gets much wear - I feel weird when I wear it like people will know its handmade...which isn't a bad thing I just feel weird about it. 

PS...remember when this yarn was supposed to be something else way over a year ago??

pattern - garter yoke cardi
yarn - lion brand cotton-ease in terra cotta
size - small
...also detailed on my ravelry page


Alisha said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I am not just saying that becuase you made it, I SERIOUSLY LOVE IT! Totally looks like something you would pay $100+ for at Anthro. Great job!

Elena said...

Wow girl! That is beautiful! Well done. I'm so impressed with your awesomeness right now.

jana said...

okay-i would never ever know that was handmade!! it looks AMAZING nic!! truly!!

jenni said...

LOVE it! it looks great and looks great on you and you look great too! congrats!!