Monday, August 4, 2014
Que Sera, a Sweater will be
Que Sera by Kirsten Kapur. I stumbled on to it while searching Raverly for a vintage inspired cardigan to go with my growing number of summer dresses. The dress pictured is another amazing thrift store find. It's a Hawaiian souvenir dress, I assume, as it's made very cheaply with thin cheap fabric that says "Aloha" in it. But hey, for under $10, I'm in love with it. Anyways, here in Alaska, more often then not, it's not quite warm enough to wear our lovely summer dresses without a little something to cover up. In fact, I had to wait over a week to get decent photos because it has been pouring down rain almost all summer.
After the button band I finally got to try on my new creation. OH NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! It was way too small. I just wanted to cry. I did a gauge swatch, what did I do wrong?!?! I knew some of it would come out with blocking, but I was feeling very discouraged that day. Maybe something else was bothering me and messing with my knitting confidence. I'm not sure, but it took almost a week for me to do the blocking. Nobody likes to do blocking anyways and I sure wasn't excited about doing it just to have a sweater that didn't fit.
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in Cobalt Heather. It's a great neutral but vibrant blue that is so versatile. Not only does it go with a few of my dresses, but also will be great with jeans as the seasons change. Although it's wool, the lace keeps it from being too warm in the summer but will transition nicely into fall.
One last picture I just have to share. My friends daughter was helping me with pictures and brought me a prop. What an absolute sweetheart.
As always, thank you for reading. Until next time, be creative and take time to blow on the dandelions.