Thursday, September 25, 2008

The biggest FO since 1988

Presenting the biggest FO since 1988! Yes, that was the last time I knitted a cardigan. Now twenty years later, I've managed to complete another. Knitters, I present to you Evie!


Evie was a most instructive garment. I overcame my fear of armholes, pockets and button holes. I learnt to keep a simple pattern. And after I'd sewn her up, I learnt that I should have measured myself before I started knitted! But on the positive front, it was nice to learn that Kim Hargreaves' sizing is generous despite her use of waif-like models. As you can see, Evie is about two sizes too big for me. Luckily though, she is just about the right size for my Mum.... I can sense a Christmas present coming on...


The garment was completed courtesty of: a road trip to Byron Bay (in total about 20 hours of knitting), a road trip to Canberra (about 6 hours of knitting), the final two seasons of Arrested Development, Season Three of Shameless, Season Four oF Entourage and Seasons Three and Four of The Wire. (Yes, I am a teev addict.)

6 comments:

Rose Red said...

Oh no, too big! Thank goodness it's mum-sized. Would be too too sad to have to frog such a fabulous project!

Donna (Random Knits) said...

Love it! You're making me want to go dig out my kit and cast on. Should I knit down a size, do you think?

Charisse said...

It looks great, I love the backdrop you've used for the photos too. Arrested Development is my favourite thing to knit to! I'm going to have to check out The Wire, i've heard good things. My current TV/knitting obsession is the first four seasons of Beverly Hills 90210 (ie until Shannen Doherty left). yes I am that tragic. I never really got over the love I had for Brenda and Dylan when I was 12.

Lara said...

Gorgeous! All this, and looking after Mr Wriggly too. You put me to shame :)

Melinda said...

I feel your pain - too small, too big...this is the story of my knitting life. Am now too frightened to knit cardigans! But yours looks lovely - and I'm sure your mum will be rapt!

Bells said...

she looks fabulous, even if a ittle too big for you.

Did you like the Wire? I have tried and tried, even starting series 1 over again in the hope that I get why people like it so much. I have to get Sean to tell me who is who and what they are doing and I still don't get it!!