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 & Chloë 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!