Forest Floor Cable-Sleeve Cardigan

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Happy Sunday everyone! Its been a while since my last post. I wish I had a F.O. to show you all, but as usual....there are none. YET! I have a couple of things in the works that's around 90% finished. One is a beautiful doily, and the other is a knit/crochet cardigan. So check back soon on those for a completed pic.

But for now, I wanted to show you something else that I started. A friend at work showed me this cardigan last Thursday and I KNEW I had to make it. I just hope I can get this one completed without any problems. I've read through the whole pattern to see what the stitches and schematics are, and even though there are a couple of stitches used that I've never done before, It's coming only quite splendid! So far I'm about 6 1/2" into the left sleeve which is where you start in the pattern first. I need to get to 10" before I CO for the yoke. Now this is where I'm going to have a lot of problems. I don't know how to cast on again in the middle of a project :(

So I'll need to go check out youtube or somewhere to get some info. I'm a visual learner!

To see the pattern, go here: Cable-Sleeve Cardigan.

Here's a quick pic I took of what I've done so far. Tell me what y'all think!

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Paperback Swap

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Are you a member of the Paperback Swap? I am an avid reader of the Harelquin Presents book and have TONS AND TONS of books. I don't have any listed as of yet because I don't have time. But just email me and let me know what your looking for and I'm pretty sure I'll have it. I usually buy all of them that's published for each month. All of these books are in 'Like-New' condition because they've only been read once.

I also have lots of Historical Romances too, and I don't have them all listed on there either.

If you want any books, I only have 1 condition. That is you request them through the Paperbackswap.com website. That way I can get the credits so I can request more books for myself to read. You can find me at Fuzzy Ferret. Just remember, I don't have lots of books posted. But just ask me what your looking for and I'll see what I have. Especially the Harlequin Presents books.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Finished Crochet Lacy Cardigan

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As promised, here she is! Finally finished after almost 2 months.

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Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Plum
Hook: Crochet hook size K
Pattern: Crochet Lacy Top by Doris Chan
Craft Time: Started: June 12th.....Finished: August 2nd

Mods: Left off the sleeves and added a row of single crochet around the arms. Otherwise, per pattern.



Very easy pattern! Would love to do it again in a lighter weight yarn and add the sleeves to see how it would come out.

Nothing new....as of yet. Just rambling.

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Good morning everyone on this rainy Sunday morning in Southeast Tennessee! Its been a little while since my last post and just wanted to write something so y'all wouldn't think I've totally abandoned my blog.

I have a couple of different things on my hook and needles that (hopefully) I will get to blog about and post pictures soon. Well, on one of the projects anyway. I'm working on the Crochet Lacy Top Cardigan by Doris Chan. She is one of my favorite designers! She has lots of great patterns which have beautiful results and are easy to follow!

I must admit tho, I'm not really fond of the color I chose. Its a deep purple in LB Cotton Ease. The yarn is too dark to show off the stitch definition. But since this thing is 95% complete, you'd have thought I would have done something about it and switched the yarn color a long time ago in the project. But, I didn't. So therefore I must live with my choice. *sigh* Life is hard, isn't it?! Decisions, decisions!

....Well next up is the project on my needles. As you all know from a previous post I made on the Hey Teach! (Click the link to see previous post) I had tons and tons of trouble when it came to the armhole shaping on the lace pattern. Well nothing has changed there AGAIN this time around either. But! BUT!!!!! I have to say (quite proudly too) that I'm past that point now on the 3rd try of this Cardigan. When I got back to that point I still had problems. I bet I ripped that sucker out about 10 times already. But this time around I got smart. I inserted a lifeline at the point where I bound off for the armhole shaping. So when I ripped back all those times, I didn't have to redo the whole darn thing. And this time, I bought me a pack of graph paper and I sat down and reworked on where I needed to start when I BO the required # of stitches. That's where My problem has been all along. It's not the lace pattern that's the problem. It is just my ignorance in where to pick back up in the pattern after binding off. Does that make sense to anyone else, or just my warped brain?

I still didn't quite get it all right. I had 1 extra stitch than what I was supposed to have. I figured I could live with it because this is as good as its gonna get folks. Seriously.

So, I'm trudging along quite nicely on it now. I worked on it until 1:30 this morning! Yikes! No wonder I'm still so sleepy this morning!

So keep checking back in the next few days to see the completed Crocheted Cardigan. I just hate to stop on the knitting when I'm on such a role to try and finish up the other project. But, it must be done!

Happy Sunday everyone!!