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Originally, I had bought this yarn for Sylvi, a big cabled coat. I started it, but it was on hold for years. In the end, I decided to frog it and use the yarn for other things. I usually think of sweaters first when I have an abundance of yarn. I wanted a cozy, easy house sweater. This is an easy and straight forward pattern. It's a top-down raglan with pockets. I even made it…

A fingering weight top-down raglan that took many months as I expected but could have been done faster if I didn't have a lot of other things going this past winter. I usually choose more fitted sweaters but I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and Veera is one of the few pattern designers I trust with sweaters. Originally, I was going to make a Featherweight Cardigan with this yarn, but I thought…

This project used the frogged yarn from Paris. I wanted something with positive ease for this yarn with lots of nice drape. I also wanted something with a good neckline. I must admit my neckline is a bit bigger than in the pattern, but it's within reason and I can wear a tank top underneath. It is warm and light. Buttercup, started January 24th 2013, finished March 13th 2013. Pattern: Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier Size:…

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…

This cardigan took forever to finish. The knitting itself took about a month, but I didn't block for another month after binding off and another week for the buttons. I was very careless with the button sewing, but I was so fed up with this project by this time that I didn't care. Maybe in the far future, I will resew it. Until then, I can wear it as it is going out or staying…

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.…