Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Be not simply good, be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau

Only three papers left to go and then I'm all done with my Masters degree - woot woot! I know it's still a bit to go but I am so excited to almost be finished and to graduate! I've also got some sewing projects up my sleeve but nothing I can show right now, so how about some completed knitting instead?

As I mentioned when I showed this project partway completed, I have a couple of girlfriends who are pregnant right now - I'm sure they know exactly who they are, but I'm not going to say right now so that at least there will be a bit of excitement when they receive their gifties in the mail.



First up is my Firefly Cascade - this one is knit with Spud & Chloƫ Sweater in Firely. I just love the colour so much and the leaves on the placket are just too too darling!



This is my Earthy Cascade - it's the same pattern as the cardigan above, but the yarn slightly lighter (worsted vs. aran weight). The colour is a bit off in the pictures above, it's a bit browner and the buttons are a very pretty lilac-grey. The yarn for this one is Cascade 220 Superwash in Walnut Heather; the leaves on the placket look a little different, but I think this is just because of the yarn I used.

I steam blocked both of them (my first time steam blocking) and I really like the way they turned out. I originally intended to steam block the Firefly because of the cotton content of the yarn, but, since I actually had them both done at the same time, steam blocked Earthy too - I love the fact that I didn't have to wait for them to dry, woot! Now I just need to package them up prettily and then they'll be off in the mail to their new homes.

I really do love making things for my friends and it has been so so nice to knit up these cute little cardigans because I know that someday pretty soon they'll be keeping some very special babies warm!

16 comments:

  1. beautiful sweater!! Love it in the yellow, thanks for sharing the link:)

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  2. oh my goodness Kaye! these are so beautiful! the leaf detail is awesome! those are some lucky babies!

    does it come in adult size? hehe :)

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  3. Gorgeous, Kaye!! What beautiful baby gifts! The leaves are amazing! I wish I could knit like this!

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  4. Wow, gorgeous sweaters! Lucky babies (and moms!).

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  5. yeah, I'm with Jeni! Adult sizes?! I want one so bad!

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  6. Those are the most beautiful little sweaters I've ever seen!

    Congrats on your almost gone with your Masters! What an accomplishment!

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  7. Wonderful! Very cute sweaters. The detail is very pretty. Thanks for sharing these. Lucky little ones will wear them.

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  8. Those are soooo adorable! The babies will look so cute in them! Congrats!

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  9. I LOVE the leaves on the placket. Could you whip one up in my size today??

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  10. oh those are the cutest things! I wish I could knit, but then, when would I quilt??????

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  11. I am just getting back to knitting and those leaves are gorgeous, but I don't know if my confidence level is up to that just yet... Well, maybe a try anyway. Thanks for posting such pretty things to look at!

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  12. What a beautiful cardi! And you did such a lovely job knitting them both. I had no idea you were such an accomplished knitter!

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  13. Oooops! I accidentally deleted this comment from Ashley of Film in the Fridge, so here it is:

    absolutely adore these! and i'm with everyone else - could you just imagine it in an adult size? I think I'd wear it to death!

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  14. These are so cute! Makes me want to have kiddos!

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  15. I love these cardigans. I've been knitting baby blankets for all my pregnant friends for the past few years, but the babies just keep coming and I can't keep up. Maybe I'll switch over to cardigans or something I can make with less time!

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  16. Is there a pattern available?

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