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I Love Cardigans!

Short ones! Long ones!

Bright ones! Dark ones!

Thin ones! Thick ones!

Old ones! New ones!

Fitted ones! Loose ones!

Um, I have a confession: I’m obsessed with cardigans.

They’re so versatile and layer-able and warm!!!!

When I started knitting a few months ago, one of my main reasons for doing so was so that I could one day have a luxurious, large and lovely collection of sweaters and cardigans. This is also what I love the most about Fall — you get to wear comfy sweaters and cardigans!

But alas, I still haven’t knit a single cardigan. (I did start a shrug this summer. It was going to be so pretty too, but I realized it was too small halfway through….hmmm….Maybe I’ll finish it anyway…I didn’t bind off and I still have that yarn…)

…Anyway, with the thousands of knitting patterns available online I still haven’t found many cardigan patterns that I really, really love. I want to make cardigans like these:

I don't think this is knit, but I like the general idea

Soooo I am officially on the hunt for the perfect cardigan pattern!! When I find it, I’ll let you guys know. And I’ll keep you updated on it’s progress.

What do you think??

Have any of you seen any knitting patterns similar to these?



My Fall Skinny-Scarf!

Hi! It’s Emmy!

“Who?” you ask.

I know…I’ve been absent ’round these parts. *hangs head in shame*

Here’s something I made. It was my first time making cables. Turns out, cables aren’t difficult at all!

I think it will be perfect for the Fall. What do you think?

Flared Ends

On my neck. See the detail?

“Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!!”

Hi! Emmy here!

Today I present to you………my first (er, second) real project!!

I’ve only been knitting a few months, and my first project, a scarf, was taking waaaaay too long and it was getting boring. So I decided to start something new to keep myself from quitting knitting (hehe, that rhymed!) altogether.

Oh, yeah… that’s something you’ll soon notice about me — my attention span can be somewhat short at times. And I go off topic sometimes, too.

Anyway, I wanted to knit something quick yet satisfying. I chose to make a clutch!! The pattern is called the “Ballybrae Soft Clutch”.

What I liked about this project is that it was indeed quick (took about 3 days nights), the pattern was easy to understand, the stitch pattern was easy to keep up with, and the pattern can be modified to make it either dressy or casual, depending on the yarn and button used. oh, and the whole project took a little over one skein (a small skein, at that — just 87 yards).

It took forever for me to choose the yarn for the clutch at the yarn store. Eventually, I chose Red Heart Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in violet (hence this entry’s title- I love “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and I LOVE this yarn! It feels really nice, and the colors this yarn comes in are vibrant! Anyway, I should just shut up and show the pictures, right? Okay!

This is the front of the clutch.

Opened. I added a zipper.

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