Hi there! I'm back from Oxford and I had a wonderful time! I also visited London, the famed Goldhawk Road and even Walthamstow market and found some very nice fabrics and charity shop items... but I haven't had time to upload my pictures yet, so more about that later. Actually, it feels like I've been meaning to share about a dozen things or so with you, that I haven't got to, yet. Shame. *g* I won't get to it today, either. I've got my internship introduction later. I'm so excited, and slightly nervous. I hope they're all nice...
Anyway. Spring Cardi knitalong. I think I mentioned it before, it's hosted at Cat&Kascha's (a German blog, as Ali had to find out - if you also want to join, I can tell you the gist about it, though :) and I'm pretty late in joining. I'd been supposed to post inspirations on Feb. 6 and my pattern and yarn last week, and today is all about the yarn and gauging square. Needless to say, I haven't quite settled on either a yarn or a pattern yet.
I've been thinking quite a bit, and looking through Ravelry for patterns, and I think it will be in my best interests to make a long-sleeved, cropped, bolero-like cardi. Most of my spring and summer dresses are tight around the midriff and then turn full or a-line (or, like the Crepe, have a cute bow at waist hight) and longer cardis tend to bunch up the skirt, which I don't think looks all that flattering. That actually does limit the available patterns quite a bit, a lot of the jackets are longer or have short sleeves. Here are some cute ones (the photos link to the ravelry page):
I had a look around the internet for yarn, but I'm not quite sure if I like that. I want to see the colors in person and touch the yarn. So I'm going shopping tomorrow afternoon. I've been thinking about merino wool (because it feels so yummy!) and cotton mixes. We'll see what I can find.
Which pattern would you knit up for a spring cardi? Are you knitting anything for spring?
Hope you have a great week!
The other cardi knit-along participants can be found here.