I finally got around to taking pictures of my new cardigan last weekend... and then didn't get around to posting them until today. Eep.
Pattern: Icelandic Star - Interweave Knits Winter 2009
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers for the main color and scraps from stash for contrast colors
Mods: Knit in the round & steeked. Made the body & sleeves a little longer than written and didn't do the embroidered stars.
I love this sweater. LOVE. I've worn it so many times already since finishing on January 7. I will probably make another one sometime in the future. The fit is perfect and... well, I love it.
In other news: I finally got off my butt and signed up for a Continuing Ed class at Mount Royal University. I'm taking a certificate in Residential Decorating, which I've been thinking about taking for about 4 years and just haven't done it. I started January 15 and the first course, an overview introduction, is blended with most of the coursework done online with 3 in-class dates. I'm really excited about it, even though it may never lead to a high-paying career, it is something I've always been interested in and it's challenging. I just handed in an assignment that had me draft floor plan and elevations for a room-- i had forgotten how much I enjoyed doing stuff like that!
If nothing else it's good for me to push myself outside my normal routine and I will learn some technical skills to back up my creative interests. And maybe I'll be able to re-do my living room in the process.