Saturday, January 24, 2015

FO: Cygnus Two

Mom took pity on my car-less state and came and picked me up and got me out of the house for the day. We did a little shopping and took the opportunity on the way back to her place to do a couple shots of Cygnus Two. 

There is a little church along the back road that runs to her house, so we pulled into the parking lot, I threw off my coat...
She looks nice and rich against the dull January day. This Cygnus did turn out a bit bigger than the first, but the Bugga is a little heavier than the Slinky Cat so that's not surprising. I may give her a couple of rounds in the dryer to see if she'll tighten up a bit - she tends to slip off my shoulders.
I love how the semi solid yarn changes the look of it too. The ripple is much more apparent than in Cygnus One, where the focus is on the lace.
And while she's the perfect little sweater for spring, summer and fall.... not so much for winter. After a few quick snaps, I was back in my coat and warming up in front of the truck heater.

But she's definitely my new favourite cardigan, and she'll see just as much wear as Cygnus One. Someone else took quite a shine to her too....
When we got to Mom's, I took her off so I could go dye yarn without worrying about her. I put her on the table beside my purse, so I wouldn't forget to take her home and came back up to that....

(And you might be wondering why I didn't model C2 with the polkadot dress.... well, I put them on together on last night and .. it's just all wrong. The dress' neckline just doesn't work with the cardigan..... so I'm still on the hunt for the perfect red cardi it seems....)

5 comments:

Dee said...

C2 is beautiful and apparently --- kitty approved!

Araignee said...

Beautiful!

Nancy Kay said...

That cardigan is a stunning knit...and stunning color, as well. Good for you...for taking photos in the cold weather! I agree that the color of the cardigan shows up beautifully against winter's drab background. Well done! I laughed at kitty's approval.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Beautiful! Love that red on you!

RobinH said...

The sweater is gorgeous, but brrr! Not the season for it!