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Even though I started Girasole before this, I wanted to participate in a Veera KAL in the Sweater Odyssey group on Ravelry. I have wanted to make this ever since I saw it on Veera's projects, but I did not know it would be so big and use so much yarn. I ran out of yarn so the sleeves are shorter and tighter, but more notably, the right panel is over 4" shorter than the…

As you can see above, that is not Girasole, I cast on for Veera Välimäki's Paris this weekend. I was motivated by the Sweater Odyssey Ravelry Group's Veera knitalong. It's a great little group, and I had the yarn and pattern all ready for it. It is more or less a rectangle with sleeves. I really liked it when I first saw this on Veera's projects. I've already knit five Rain Knitwear designs; she's one…

Progress on my blue Garter Yoke Cardigan: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="Taken on the new iPad 3 and Instagram since I wanted to test both features."][/caption] I finished one sleeve yesterday. While I was doing the body, I didn't want the sleeves to take up my remaining yarn so I put the body on hold (it's beyond the waist shaping now) and started the sleeves. That way, I can make this a fairly long cardigan.…