Saturday, June 22, 2013

Better than blue jeans

It was ridiculously hot and humid today,  but I still donned a silk cardigan for you all!
Mr. Tibbs horns in on my photo shoot!

Despite being totally frustrated with the quality of the yarn - I absolutely LOVE this cardigan. It's incredibly soft, the drape is lovely and it fits perfectly - not bad for winging an upsize from a baby pattern. Though I could have made the sleeves a little puffier, the neckline sits just where I want. It's the perfect cardigan for pairing with the sundresses in my wardrobe that would otherwise be unsuitable for the office (the one in the picture is one of my favourites - its so nice to be able to wear it more often.)

As is always my quest, I found the perfect buttons too. 
In this pic, you can see the unevenness of the yarn
I think Mom got tired of me coming up and stealing buttons from her stash, because a few weeks ago, she gave me most of her button collection. The majority of them came from my great, great aunt, so there's some fantastic vintage treasures in there. These ones were among them and they were just the right size.

The brass of the button and the blue of the yarn reminds me of a good pair of blue jeans - and this cardigan is even comfier!

10 comments:

Araignee said...

It really is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Dee said...

So, so beautiful! That is a gorgeous blue.

Love how Mr. Tibbs is leaning in for his head rub. Too cute!

Monika said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! I like the blue color, and the buttons are wonderful too! I can't believe you upsized it from a baby sweater, hat off to you!

Nancy Kay said...

It is a beautiful sweater...and fits you perfectly. I, too, am amazed how you were able to upsize it and make it work!! Well done!! I'm so glad you posted these pictures of the finished product! Perfect buttons, too. I think this sweater will be very versatile.

bittenbyknittin said...

Beautiful! I should consider knitting short sleeve sweaters for summer - sometimes I need a little something at work but get too warm in a whole sweater.

Frieda said...

Wow ,your cardigan is absolutely beautiful ! The colour is just gorgeous on you , you should wear it more often .

Rachelle said...

I love it, looks really comfy

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's a gorgeous sweater, but I'm just dripping from the humidity as I look at your photos :)

WildflowerWool said...

Amazing, wonderful, beautiful!!

Knatolee said...

SO lovely! Nice pic of you and kitty. :)