October 03, 2004

Cabaret closing

I finished this Tuesday night, but I just didn’t manage to get a picture of it until today — and I’ve even worn it twice, but I didn’t get a photo of that, either! So for now I’ll make do with this picture of the completed Cabaret Raglan:


I love it, to put it simply. I think it’s fairly flattering, and it’s a nice, simple, elegant top that I can wear on many occasions — which is exactly what I wanted.

I did wear it both Wednesday and last night, and I’m glad I did. I’m even toying with the idea of making it again, in blue… we’ll see!

Last night was, of course, the book launch for Knit Wit down at Lettuce Knit. It was a great party, and I met several people whom I’d only known through blogs before, which was fabulous. The book is great — I especially like the fancy construction, that allows it to stand up and act as its own easel. Good job all around!

I’ve started a pair of mittens for Mark to match this hat and scarf (the scarf is a Gryffindor scarf that around 10’ long — boy did that take forever to knit!). I’m thinking of doing a second pair and thrumming it, since that hat and scarf are very, very warm, and deserve a pair of mittens that are, in the immortal words of the Harlot, “freakishly warm”. So that’s on the horizon, but for now I’m just making plain mittens. Pictures soon — I’m too lazy to go get the camera now. And I have to spread out my photos, since I think the projects I’ll be doing for the next little while won’t be very exciting. I’ve decided I really need to work through some of the projects I’ve already got yarn for, to make myself happier. I get edgy and unhappy if I have too many things on the “to-do list”, and that makes me stressed, which is not what knitting is for! So it’s time to clear out the backlog, and then I can start acquiring stuff again.

Posted by Aven at October 3, 2004 12:24 PM

What a beautiful sweater! Yes, yes, do it in blue as well. I am going to try to get the summer issue of the magazine as I only have the fall issue. The neckline looks fabulous and the colour is spectacular. Great job!

Posted by: Pam at October 3, 2004 03:03 PM

Oh, pretty, pretty, and purple too, I love it!

Posted by: Paula at October 3, 2004 10:21 PM

Cabaret is beautiful. As alwyas - you make fantastic things. I’m glad to see this one was for you!

Posted by: at October 4, 2004 02:19 PM

Beautiful sweater! You are really getting these projects done in good time! It’s all the SnB’ing isn’t it?

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 4, 2004 02:53 PM