In the spirit of Twig and Toadstool’s Taking Care of Mama Monday, I’m sharing the Must-have cardigan I finished last night and family portraits I recently hung up.
I learned a lot of lessons on the cardigan, which I stayed up late to finish in hopes of wearing it today. The biggest lesson I learned is not to take six years to finish knitting clothing because styles change. It’s a classic sweater, but even though it blocked to the right measurements, its length is way too short by today's standards. It looks ridiculous on me, which is why you don’t see a picture of me wearing it. It’s modeled by the same yarn-loving cat in last week’s Yarn Along photo.
My husband and a friend both suggested adding length to it, which I don’t expect to work too well given the traditional pattern type. Maybe I’ll try it. My friend also suggested pairing it with a really long shirt beneath so the short length looks purposeful – definitely worth a try. But I may just douse it in water and block the crap out of it, stretching it until it reaches a decent length. We’ll see.
The family portraits were taken eight months ago, and even though I only got the prints in November, I regret waiting this long to hang them. They do a lot for my living room, which I has been a work in progress since we moved in. I’ve been working on the decorations [read: thinking about the decorations and trying different things here and there] steadily for a few months now, and it’s getting closer.
I’m planning a wall art project to hang between the photos. Stay tuned for the finished project and free pattern!
Happy Monday, mamas.