Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cardigan


Top Down Cardigan 
I was asked by a good friend if I could knit her husband a cardigan. I don't like knitting to order because I feel I have to get it done fast and hate being pressured but I don't seem to be able to say " no I can't possible do that for you I am sorry ." what I do say is " yes I would be happy to do that for you." one day I my get it right but then I would feel bad..
 Roz gave me the wool on the Wednesday before we went to Cowell for our fishing trip. I wanted something to keep me busy while we were there because I knew Wayne would be fishing everyday and I would be left home because its imposable  for me to get into the boat any more. He needed the break because he spends every day looking after me and the house. I know I am very lucky to have him be so caring.
 The pattern I used was in a book called button up your top down. by Deb Gemmell
I brought this book last year at the knitting retreat I attend in the Adelaide hills.
Roz's husband is a big man so I needed to add to the pattern. She wanted the cardigan to be more like a coat which I think it dose.   
 Here is the finished cardigan. I can't seem to find buttons for it so I will have to put something like a clear one on for the moment until we go to Adelaide again because the craft shop near here doesn't have anything near big enough. 
Roz said she would pay me of knitting this for her but that's hard because I don't know what to charge and she is a friend, I know her husband in unwell and feeling the cold. Its not winter until June 1st here so he really needed it. I may just give it to her. After all I was not really doing anything else and I have lots of time to waste. 

1 comment:

Deb said...

What a wonderful friend you are. The cardigan looks terrific. I'm glad to hear you could make the adjustments for a larger size easily. I'm sure he'll love it.

A Sock blank

I gave one of my striped sock blanks to my friend Helen to knit up so I can see how it will work for socks . I think it looks amazing