Goodale – F/O 16/2011

Two posts in one day…it must be the weather.

I finally finished knitting up the cream Artesano Superwash Merino last week and on Saturday thought I’d wear it for the quilting day.

Hmmmm….that wasn’t going to work. It looks bloody awful on me.  Not only is it a smidge small, it’s also too short to look good on me and the colour makes me look decidedly unwell.

The pattern itself is lovely.  Clearly written and simple to knit.  I would happily recommend it.

No…this is totally user error.  I’m using up yarn in the stash and choosing a pattern to match what I have.  This doesn’t always work for me.  I’m also still weeding out shapes that don’t look good on me.  This is one of them.

On Ma, however, it’s a totally different story.So, as it had stopped raining, I dragged her outside to grab a couple of snaps…hence the top doesn’t really go with this cardigan, but we can live with it for today.So, the pattern is Goodale from Cecily Glowik MacDonald.

The yarn is Artesano Superwash Merino DK from Brownberry Yarns.

The cute little buttons were in my stash too.  I’ve no idea where they came from.

And it’s not a complete bust as I’ve knitted up more of my stash, Ma has a new cardi that she loves and I’ve learnt a little bit more about my personal style and what works for me.

I don’t think that’s a bad result at all!






3 Responses to Goodale – F/O 16/2011

  1. Jane says:

    Think your mum has come out of this very well. Love the detail on the front

  2. Clio says:

    Lucky mum!

    BTW – I’m thinking about picking up knitting this Autumn – it would be nice to have a hobby I could do on the couch! Do you have any suggestions for beginner books or DVD’s or websites that might be a good resource for a beginner who is a bit intimidated? Thanks for any suggestions!

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