Wednesday, April 24, 2013

StashBusting... YARN

Hello My Fellow Stashbusters!
  My how this month has flown! I'm so glad I didn't make definite plans for this month since its been pretty unpredictable. I took a trip to SLC as a nanny to my friend and the weather has been crazy here. Snowing one day then temps in the 60s the next. This confuses your sewing mojo.
  So enters my stashbusting project. During one of the first sunny spurts I decided to finish what would probably be my last knitted project for awhile.
The moment I saw this sweater I knew it had to be mine.
It's #8 Cabled V-Neck Slipover
This would be my first project working with cables. I blithely knitted the back which was basically a rectangle so super easy to lengthen for my long torso. When it came time to do the front I needed to do a bit more thinking... I decided to shorten the cables and add an extra cable since that came out to approximately the same amount of rows on the back. Only it didn't in real life. The length got added in the shoulders which made for an even lower neckline. Thankfully a friend suggested an easy fix. While part of me wants to rip the whole front out and redo it now knowing what I've learned, another part of me said, NO WAY! So here's my version in all its imperfect glory!
Look guys! I was in a city getting ready to
ride a train!
Details. I don't think I like red fingernail polish on me... Looks like I
dipped my fingernails in blood. I need to repolish my boots as well.
This is actually a great seasonal transition piece. It's made from 100% wool that is super duper soft and cozy; even if I do shed like a blue poodle when I wear it. It keeps my core warm while the short sleeves and open front make it easy for me to regulate my temperature if I get too hot. It's easy to throw on over many different t-shirts or turtlenecks so it can fit with much of my existing wardrobe. 

I think turquoise is one of my new favorite colors
to wear!
Even with all its faults I plan on keeping and wearing it. The pattern was so easy I can see myself making it again in a few years. So that's my stashbusting for April so far. How do you handle knitting mishaps? Does the weather ever affect your sewing plans?

6 comments:

Cation Designs said...

I love that we both used turquoise in our vibrant stashbusting this month! I love that cable, and you make an excellent case for the versatility of a sleeveless sweater!

Donna Hensley said...

I love this piece - that's a great color on you too!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks so much! I think it was a beautiful pattern too.

EmSewCrazy said...

I know! I loved your dress! I'm excited to add more turquoise to my wardrobe.

Carolyn said...

Turquoise is a terrific colour for you. So vibrant for your upcoming spring and summer :)

EmSewCrazy said...

Thank you! I'm so excited to find I can wear such a great color!