Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Cardigan

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.

Icelandic Star Cardigan

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.


  1. Nice work!! I've been hankering to knit some fair isle lately. Have fun hitting the books again! :)

  2. It looks lovely! Well done, it's so gratifying to knit a sweater that gets everyday wear.

  3. Such a cute sweater! It looks very cozy.

    Good luck with your class!

  4. That sweater looks fabulous--love the colors! And good for you for taking that class. It's always exciting to delve further into your interests. :)

  5. i love the colors you used. it looks so classic and wearable!

  6. Lovely sweater. Good luck in your classes and making those presentation boards. I received my certificate in Res. Decorating from Mt Royal last spring after 2 years of classes. Lots of work but I really enjoyed it and met some very interesting people. (Instructor Donna was the best) I don't use it in my work but it was something to do to keep the brain cells active. This year it's ballroom dancing.

  7. I found your blog through a google image search of braided rag rugs, and on skimming a couple posts surrounding your rug I discovered you were from Calgary (hello fellow calgarian!). I then proceeded to read your whole blog (it was a slow week at work), and you are so inspiring! I've recently been getting back into crafty endeavours, and can only hope to aspire to be able to create the complex projects you're undertaking!

    Thank you!

  8. Oh golly! I love it! :) What a nice cardigan... might have to add that one to my queue.


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