Friday, April 19, 2013

Last-minute Finished Object Friday.

Back in January, my sister announced that she was getting her daughter christened. I asked her if she wanted me to make her a cardigan for her special day and we spent a few weeks picking the right pattern. I bought the yarn, I mastered the provisional crochet cast-on, I knitted the back and marveled at how pretty it was going to look....


 ..I then left it for a few months..I had loads of time to get it finished and I had other things I *needed* to do before then.

Last weekend we went to Portsmouth for the christening. I had the back and one side knitted but with a bit of late night knitting, I got it finished just in time...1030 on the morning of the christening...no time for blocking, just a quick smooth out on the table in the fab retro Forces family accommodation we stayed in, in Gosport, before getting ready and taking it to the church for my sister to put on my beautiful little niece.


The pattern was fab and I am definitely going to make another one. It is a really clever construction and looks neat and delicate when finished.  There were a couple of times that I had to read the pattern more than once to understand what it was asking me to do but I think that was more down to the translation of the pattern..and my understanding, than the pattern itself. 

Because of the *ahem* slightly last minute nature of the cardigan,  I didn't get organised to take a proper photo of the cardigan on S but I love this photo of her eating the head of an icing teddy!


 All of the details for Petit Artichaut are here and for more FO's, look here. 

Have a great weekend everyone!


5 comments:

Karen said...

The cardigan is beautiful and looks so cute on:)

Amy said...

adorable! such a sweet wrap

Chrisknits said...

How sweet! She is a cutie. The sweater is lovely. What a great Aunt you are.

Nicki said...

It's lovely Nic, well done.


Nicki.xxx

Daisy said...

Gorgeous cardigan!