Outfit Along with Lladybird Lauren and Andi Satterlund. The idea is that everyone will knit a cardigan and sew a dress together. The knitting pattern is Andi's newest, The Myrna Cardigan - seriously this sweater is exactly what I need in my life (and it's 20% off through the end of May!). I wear a short sleeved cardigan with most everything - let's face it, I live in Florida peeps. As much as I love sweaters and winter wear, those items get worn maybe 5% of the year. This sweater will hopefully be the answer to that :) I decided to try out Cascade 220 yarn and test the notion that wool not only keeps you warm in winter but cool in summer - we shall see.
I got the yarn from WEBS as part of their fantastic 40th anniversary sale (only $5.59 per hank!) and it just came in the mail today. It's no fault of WEBS, but I'm not completely happy with the yarn for only one reason - the color. This is the "white" colorway, but in person it is cream to say the least. It's very much off white. I'm not sure if this is just as white as real wool can be or what - anyone know? It's a fine color and all, but I wanted WHITE. Like white white. I have a cheap Target white cardigan that I wear with everything right now and I really wanted to replace it with this new hand knit one, but off white is not white. My wardrobe is not really "cream-friendly." I'm sure it's a sin to ask this, but do you think it's possible to bleach it? I'll do some research on it. Oh and that other skein is just some acrylic/wool blend for my animal making stash.
So that's it for this week :) Same old same really, lol, sorry I'm boring. At this point, I'm so happy to not be sick anymore that I'll gladly take a little boring. It's nice every now and then, you know? Head over to Tami's Amis' Blog to see what others are making this week!