Yaaaay!!! It’s finally done.
I have succeeded in knitting a cardigan! *dances around all happy *
You might not recall when I started this whole project. Neither did I, but I looked it up on the blog and the first mention was here. That’s September people. It’s now May, it basically took me 8 months to finish something that other people can do in days. I know this because my mum knit herself a sweater in the time it took from my due date to my birth (approximately 18 days), 22 years ago. I was in a kind of thrift shop today where I found really nice buttons with sailing ships on them. My mum doesn’t like them very much, but I’ve really fallen for them.
Here’s the button:
It’s a lot darker in real life as you’ll see from the next picture.. The finished cardigan!
Yes this picture was taken in the bathroom. It was eleven at night when I took it and that’s the only room with actual bright light.
You might notice that it does not very much resemble the actual pattern it was based on, which is this one:
This is because there was much too much space under the arms and it wasn’t even close to fitted. Furthermore, I felt uncomfortable with it being open so low (and it looked weird) and the arms are a lot longer than on the picture. The pictured length makes my skin crawl as it is both too short and too long for what I like. Thus with my changes I have now one finished cardigan!
(I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it even after all this time, go me!)
I don’t think I’m going to start another humongous knitting project soon, but this sure was a learning experience and at least I got a nice blue cardigan as bonus.