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ArtLady1981
11-05-2012, 08:22 PM
I don't usually do this...but I have two cardigans that are completely knit and blocked...just laying there waiting to be seamed. Cabled Cardigan (http://images4cf.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ArtLady/126685322/IMG_2803_medium.JPG)...and....Petronia Cardigan (http://images4cf.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ArtLady/126682638/IMG_2776_medium.JPG)...the buttons aren't sewn on...I was trying to decide between 3-4 choices for each cardigan. The buttons shown are my final answer. He He.

So now what do I do? Seam them??? Noooooo....

I start a Vest! Ha Ha! The yarn is a very cheerful (http://images4cf.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ArtLady/126867791/IMG_2808_medium_medium.JPG) Malabrigo colorway that reminds me of Salsa! Reds, oranges, golds, yellows and greens! I needed some spice to enliven these dreary days of Fall.

So the Vest is 80%...but I've become a little bored with it. I will finish it....late at night when I can't think...

Now I'm swatching for a Rowan Jacket-Coat called Nell. (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3377058556_6aa539de01_z.jpg) I bought the heathery grey bulky yarn (http://images4cf.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ArtLady/128679315/3342686258_9a32d5f4c5_z_medium.jpg) from ELANN for dirt cheap a couple years ago. I'm in the mood to knit up a sensible wintery jacket-coat. Ravelry has 78 projects that are mostly FO's...and all of them are really nice, in all sizes, all colors.

I'm playing it safe...going with the heathery grey. A teensy Japanese girl knit her Nell in peach! (http://images4cf.ravelrycache.com/uploads/makki/48291142/3b_medium.jpg)
Wow! She looks so adorable.

I won't look adorable. But I will look warm! :teehee:

So that's wassup with Artlady!

BTW: I've been busy with art shows recently...and I've only knit 1 row on the Vest in the past 3 days! :doh:Yeah, really.

Jan in CA
11-05-2012, 08:55 PM
Beautiful WsIP!!! I love all these type of sweaters, but I know myself...they'd never get finished!

GrumpyGramma
11-05-2012, 09:27 PM
Wow. You've got a lot going, and bit projects too. I love your patterns and color choices. They will all be amazing.

salmonmac
11-06-2012, 07:08 AM
It's almost as much fun to see the finished projects as it is to see the works in progress. Just getting a glimpse into the process is a delight. The sweater details are beautiful (I love the buttons nestled in the cables, mmm, mmm) and the colors luscious. Everything sounds good!

nonny2t
11-06-2012, 08:37 AM
Oooh I love them both and love the colorful yarn.

MoniDew
11-07-2012, 06:12 PM
ArtLady, you are a genius for coordinating patterns/colors/buttons, and overall design! I love, love, love your style!

fatoldladyinpjs
11-07-2012, 06:16 PM
I rarely make anything for myself. Most of it lately has been for my granddaughter. I heard somewhere that knitters and crocheters give away 80 percent of what they make.

dturner
11-08-2012, 10:00 PM
As always, I love your pattern and yarn choices!