I haven’t posted in awhile because I haven’t had anything fun and finished to show off. I did indeed finish the top I wrote about in my last post, however the days I wore it were so ungodly hot and sweaty there was no chance of getting a decent photograph of it modeled.
The tides have turned, however, and Fall is in the air. I recently finished a sweater that I started in the heat of August and polished off as September started cooling down. Just in time, too. Because next week, we leave for a vacation we’ve been planning since the Spring, to Ireland.
I love this sweater. It’s a pattern that a woman designed based on her friend’s vintage sweater. If you’re on Ravelry, the pattern is called Caitlin’s Cardi. I call it my Mildred Pierce cardigan because of the 40s style sleeve caps that remind me of Joan Crawford. In fact, I haven’t yet decided how comfortable I actually feel wearing such prominent sleeves, but I’ll give it a try. (And yes, the astute cat lover will note the painfully ugly cat post in the background.)
The pattern also reminds me quite a bit of a pattern in a 1950 knitting book by Bear Brand Fashions, volume 341. It’s called Westport.