I have finished another crocheted cardigan, and it fits me.
Yeahyeah, I know: I shouldn’t be carrying on about it .. But the trouble I’ve had making garments to fit myself would fill a book on its own !
This isn’t the yarn I originally used for the cardi – in fact it’s nothing like it. Believe it or not, I made this cardigan twice before: once in this same yarn and again in the yarn it was designed in. I completely frogged both ! – and was absolutely exhausted thereafter. The version in this yarn was far too big; whereas the version in the original yarn was so fucking heavy that I knew I’d never wear it. Ergo frogging.
Then I crocheted it all over again in this Mandala Ombre – an acrylic that’s a joy to work with (even if DMN doesn’t believe in acrylic yarns ! [grin] ) – but I dunno where that droop on the right snuck into the photo because I can’t see it now. Sighh ..
As for the Ice Yarns Ambiente (the pattern original), I’m currently making a poncho out of some of it, but I don’t like it’s total lack of ‘give’: it’s a shiny yarn that doesn’t stretch at all, so I think the poncho won’t be big enough and this yarn will not be able to be frogged again. Hey ho, another bit of rissoling. :\
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Congratulations! It’s such a relief when a finished object fits the way you want it to. Perfect!
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Thanks very much, my clever friend ! :)
I don’t know for how much longer I can maintain the crocheting: as you know, I’ve had to forego the knitting already. The ancient hands are looking like they feel, now – arthritic. :(
My mama’s genes, I fear.