Unbelievably its Friday again and as seems to be the norm recently its a grey, grey day. There is however a very large, enormous in fact, shiny bright spot in this grey day, and that is my FO. Not necessarily because I love it, but because its finished and I no longer have to think about it again hooray!
Here is what became known as 'The Cardigan of Doom'. Not because it was difficult, just because it dragged on and on, mainly as each time I knitted for longer than half an hour, the 8mm needles and 2 strands of Aran weight yarn gave me a horrible wrist ache. If it was for me I would have frogged it right back when it was started, which must have been about a year and a half ago. It was however meant for my daughter Fiona who had thus far never requested a particular item of knitting. She became very attached to the picture in the pattern book and just kept mentioning it! As us Mums know a small amount of flattery 'in the I'm sure you could knit that really easily Mum!' vein, will get you everywhere.
I think I cast it on in approx November 2010 and just kept putting it down, stuffing it in a bag, moving it from room to room, until eventually a couple of months ago I decided it had to be gone. I didn't admit defeat and even roped in my Mum to help with the button bands and collar. It is now a whole and complete carpet like jacket of immense warmth, and I suspect once its been washed of immense size, but we'll worry about that if and when it happens! So in all its glory here is...............
The Cardigan of Doom - otherwise known as 'Lace Jacket' from the Big Easy by Debbie Bliss. Phew, I've never been so relieved in all my life. I'm not sure I care if she ever even wears it :)