i feel like i'm getting in a groove with this whole endeavor at this point (that is, the one where i try to incorporate a different handknitted item into my outfits every day for the month of december). strapless dress in december? i can do that! layering summer knits over (admittedly machine-made, scored at some box store) lightweight cardigans so as not to freeze, yet still get some play out of them? gotcha.
since it's friday night and i've got important things to do (i.e. cuddle with my boyfriend and watch "the trouble with tribbles" episode of star trek), let's keep this brief, shall we?
day #8: Ariosa Cropped Cardi
by Susan Mills, completed april 2011. if you're a knitter, you understand my dilemma behind this little vest. i saw the yarn, petted it, loved the color, and thought it'd be nice to make something out of cotton for once. so i bought it. and then... i had no idea what type of garment it wanted to be. this yarn was three different things before i finally settled on this incarnation - and i think i finally found a match.
day #9: apple cardigan (personal pattern), completed in february 2009. look! it even has a little bustle thing going on at the back! i love this little cardigan - and, somehow, rarely wear it. we just got back from a local theater rendition of "a christmas carol." ebenezer was pretty fantastic, and now it's late and i'm feeling sassy and awake.
night night, all!
but first: boombox t. cat gets his day in the sun with block printed christmas cards - complete with glittered bow ties. MEOWY CHRISTMAS, JERKS!