An Outfit-A-Long (Or, Birds and Bows and Vianne)
So, last year Andi Satterlund of Untangling Knots and Lauren of Lladybird hosted the first ever Outfit Along, or OAL. I loved the idea, and also the dress (it's still in the queue - soon, soon...), and so I tried, but my knitting skills were not even nearly up to scratch! I failed before the first hurdle, as it were. But when they announced it was going to happen again this year, I was ALL. OVER. THAT. Because now I can actually knit things!
I chose Andi's pattern the Vianne for my cardigan, the official OAL pattern, but followed her guide to knit the back plain. I felt that plain meant more wearability. Also, you may notice mine looks different, it's more lines in the detail rather than lace... That's entirely my fault. At almost completing the cardigan, I was knitting it with my Mum, when she lent over and casually said, "You do know you're doing your yarnovers backwards, right?" FACEPALM. No. No I did not. But it looks okay, so I'm happy with it. The fit... I made a M, but shortened the sleeves slightly (just by trying as I went with the first and copying it for the second), and did half the ribbing on the body to match the number of rows on the sleeves. Next time, I'll go a size down on the sleeves - I like my cardigans a little tighter around the sleeve, but it's certainly nothing to frog about.
And now, it's bedtime. Someone has to be coherent enough to teach Year 6 tomorrow...