Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mini-sweater update!

The sweater is done. It will be warming my shoulders while I go Easter egg hunting tomorrow!

I decided to be lazy and, instead of crocheting loops for button holes, just use the yarn-overs imbedded in the cable pattern.
The buttons, you'll notice, are nothing special. I'm just lucky I found 4 that match! My button collection needs a makeover, that's for sure.
But the sweater fits, it is really warm and soft, and it looks good with my dress. I'll be sure to post some pictures with better lighting soon!
I have about one ball of the Gala left over.
Unfortunately I have no idea how many yards this took, as the skeins were unlabeled. I used up about 5 balls and some of the yarn was unusable: Some bits looked chewed up and other spots were too thin, but there were probably only a few yards total of unusable yarn and on the whole I am satisfied with $1 a ball for this yarn.
Speaking of yarn, I also got a wonderful package in the mail today! No, I didn't break my online buying diet. Remember my Some Cloudy Day legwarmers? We did a knit-along in the Tiny Owl Knits group and one of the prizes was a skein of Pigeonroof Studios Cassiopeia DK.

It's a wonderful and squishy yarn, in the colorway "Electric Violet" and it's a merino, silk, cashmere blend. I just know it wants to be a hat, but I'm not sure what one I should make. I was thinking about Voleur, but there isn't quite enough in the skein. Please share if you have any suggestions! I'll post a picture tomorrow because right now my son is running around like a maniac. Like. A. Maniac. It's the cherry pie we had for dessert, I just know it.


  1. Your sweater is pure perfection! And congratulations on winning such fabulous yarn. I can't think of a pattern suggestion just yet but if I do, I'll be sure to pass it along. Happy Easter and egg hunting!

  2. Your sweater looks great! It fits perfectly and the buttons go really well with it. That looks fabulous for spring - just tuck it on over something light. Nice!


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