please don't rain

It is my brother's birthday tomorrow. My sweet, smart, wonderful brother is turning the big 2-0! We've been working around the house today, prepping a little shindig for him with his friends. It's going to be a fun camp out with a fire, bbq, and lots of young folk! So, here's me sending out a little no rain vibe to Mother Nature. Fingers crossed!

In the midst of the hustle and bustle, I got a glimmer of beautiful natural light streaming into my new craft room. It only lasted a few minutes, but I managed to grab pictures of the my Driven cardi that only took me, oh, about a year and half to finish. Now, that it's done though, I'm thoroughly smitten!




Pattern: Driven
Designer: Veera Valimaki
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted
Colorway: Simply Taupe
My Rav project page here
Modeled by: Pier 1 dress form named Frenchi (She came with that name and it's stuck!)

What a true pleasure this cardi is! The yarn I love, a classic go to for me. The pattern is brilliant, a given with designer Veera. And, we don't even need to talk about how pretty this taupe is, a perfect neutral shade with a subtle lavender haze. The only reason it took me so long to finish it was the fact that it had two sleeves. I realize that all the sweaters I knit have a pair of sleeves, but some sleeves just get to me more than others and some sweaters end up going into hibernation, deep hibernation. I'm sure I'm not the only one out there… please someone confirm that I am not the only crazy one who stops a cardi with 30 or so rounds of the second sleeve left to go and waits a year or two to finish it. No? Only me. At least my non knitting friends are clueless to my bad knitting habits.

Hugs & stitches from my craft room to you! Now wish me luck, because I'm about to go bake a cake!



Desiree said...

Love the cardigan! Happy birthday to your brother!

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Sara said...

It's beautiful!

dclulu on ravelry said...

Oh, totally. I finished my first adult sweater in years just recently -- it took me a few months to knit it and a few more months of it sitting around before I sewed up the pieces.

Anyway your sweater looks fabulous!

Evelyn said...

Enjoy wearing your beautiful new sweater!

Mereknits said...

Oh my goodness, Frenchy is looking fantastic in that gorgeous sweater. It may have taken you a while but it was worth every minute and stitch. Have a great time at the party.

Maryse said...

Really great and looking soft sweater! I like your model! Do they still sell them at Pier 1? I wish your brother a rainless happy birthday!

Dona said...

What a beautiful knit! And yes, the color is perfect!

Brenda said...

It's beautiful! Wear it in good health, as they say in my family.

Sandie Russo said...

Ve, that's a darling cardi! You did a great job. :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Ve,
it's a beautiful cardi! Sometime we need to take a break from a project and work on something else...
Happy birthday late to your brother!

Truly Myrtle said...

I love your driven! i'm also loving your dress form ... I'd absolutely love one :)