The sweater is done!
I was so close to finishing the sweater that I just had to power through and get it done yesterday. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It fits well and I know I will use it a lot next fall and winter. It's too late to use it now because this is a very warm sweater.
Here are a few notes:
Pattern is a YouTube tutorial from LaDria LaVey. The hexi cardi is very popular right now and there are dozens of version on YouTube and other sources but I thought hers was a little more stylish than some of the others. The yarn is Jeans from Lion Brand. It's a 4 weight acrylic and very soft. It's a little splitty and this dark mottled colorway is a little hard to see stitches. I tried a couple of other patterns with this yarn first but got frustrated trying to see stitches. A granny style cardi was a perfect solution. I used a J-6mm hook.
I made a number of adjustments as I went along to alter for size and sleeve length. With this pattern, changes are easy to do on the fly.
The front edge has bobbles and I used my trim stitches to draw the front edge up a little. Again, it was easy to adjust on the fly.
Now I can go home this weekend and look through my little stash of garment yarn and pick something new to make. While here, I have the baby quilt to get back to.
But that's not all!
I also made some good progress on the firefighter quilt. The pinwheel borders are together. I need to do some measuring and make some coping borders so that these will fit. It was late enough last night when I finished these that I thought it was a little late to be doing math. This will be my project for today.
But it wasn't all inside work. I didn't take as long a walk yesterday but we did get out for a walk on the beach once and went out other times just to feel the sand. It was warmer, about 70 but the wind has really kicked up. For exercise, it was yoga day. Today it's supposed to be about 72 with pretty high winds. I am planning for a long walk in between quilt sewing sessions.
It was a great day!
Becky in VA
3/24/2023 10:53:05 am
You are making great progress on your beach projects and that quilt is going to be a great gift. Enjoy your beach walks!
3/24/2023 06:21:33 pm
70 degrees - I'm trying not to hate you right now. Currently it's 40 here and I thought I was happy that it's above freezing. Sigh. Tomorrow we're supposed to get freezing rain.
3/25/2023 07:27:38 am
We had 70's in Alabama yesterday, but I didn't have that nice beach to walk on. Enjoy it!
3/25/2023 09:56:22 am
So its 25 degrees out there right now and it snowed during the night. The locale is Central Oregon
3/25/2023 12:50:33 pm
Congrats on finishing that sweater - it'll be getting plenty of wear when autumn/winter roll around again. You are making great use of your time at the beach. Enjoy and thanks for sharing with us.
3/27/2023 09:27:32 am
That is great you finally got that sweater done.
3/28/2023 02:32:42 pm
I love your crocheted sweater! The color is beautiful. I am tempted to try it, although I have only crocheted one thing, a shawl, several decades ago.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.