So far I'm actually doing quite well at finishing projects that I've at some point cast aside for other things. I want to get all of my half finished items finished and then I can fully enjoy starting new projects without that niggling guilty feeling that I should actually be working on something else.
I finished this cardigan just in time thank goodness, as it fits Rose perfectly right now... at the rate she's growing though, if I had been a few weeks later in finishing it, it may have been a little too snug!
The pattern is free on Ravelry and you can get it here. I altered the bottom of the cardigan slightly as I wanted it the cream coloured section to stand out a little more, it's got quite a lot of stretch to it so I think it'll last her just long enough. The pattern is really quite simple and is so so pretty.
The wool is a self-patterning yarn that knits a fairisle effect, I love the look of fairisle but I just haven't learnt how to do it properly yet! (It's next on the list of things to master..) I wanted to knit something that wasn't just one block of colour though and as I had this in my stash, I thought I'd try it out. It's a baby yarn so it's really soft and suggly, it actually makes me want to pick her up for even More cuddles!
I had a little help from Nan at Christmas with frogging and picking up some stitches because somewhere I had gone wrong but I just couldn't figure out what I had done... I think I just needed a fresh pair of eye's to look at it.
It was really lovely to knit once I had transferred it over to my new circular knitting needles. I was spoilt with gifts by my family at Christmas and I was treated to the starter pack of KnitPro needles plus a couple of extra different sized tips. They knit beautifully as the needle tips are slightly more pointed which make it easier to do some of the fiddly stitches and they are so smooth that the stitches slide on and off them perfectly.
I'm just going to do a little more on another project I'm attempting to finish and then it's off to bed for me!