Me-Made-May ’14

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So many of the bloggers that I am a follower of have been talking about how they plan on participating in Me-Made-May ’14. I especially love those posts and they seem like so much fun. I kept saying in my mind One day I’ll participate when I make more wearables. Then, I decided why not participate this year! The purpose of MMM14 is to challenge yourself to use the handmade items that you have already created. This will definitely be a challenge because I don’t own a lot of handmades–at least not enough for everyday of the month. So, there will be many repeats. I also plan on incorporating upcycled items in my closet for this challenge.

Here’s my pledge:

 ‘I, Constance from yarningoverthedays.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or upcycled item each day for the duration of May 2014’.

I will keep you post. I am so excited! You should join too. Check out the details HERE.

WIP: Miette

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Well, I have been working on this Miette cardigan over the past month in addition to my Vivian pullover. I have been making better progress with this cardigan because it is a simple knit. However, with my pullover I have been moving kind of slow because it is a color work project (I will do a separate post on that project later.)

This is a fun and quick knit. I have actually been learning to read and knit using this project.

Also, I am a big fan of the color. This is my first time making something orange and I am excited about pairing it with so many of my dresses once it is complete.

The bust darts were a very fun feature and super-simple to make. It just involved decreases.

So far, I have a few more rows remaining on the body. I am doing the bottom band. Then, I will be moving on to the sleeves. This is the first time that I have made an Andi Satterlund design that does not involve set-in sleeves made with short rows. I do believe that this is her first cardigan design and that may be the reason for it. However, I still like the fit of the cardigan and I can’t wait to wear it with my Spring dresses. It is also the perfect little cardigan to carry along for my cold office and to take to those air-conditioned movies.

 

Finished Object: Marion

Well, this past Thursday I finished my Marion cardigan. I am super pleased with the results even though I did not enjoy working with the yarn. It turned out just beautiful and I simply adore the color.

For the most part, this is a very simple knit. The cables on the body of the garment and the ribbing of the sleeves really does keep things interesting. So, it wasn’t a boring knit. This cardigan is a seamless knit with short row sleeves. And this is why I really enjoy making Andi’s designs. It could be a super-quick knit but, I did take a couple of weeks to read Game of Thrones so, that halted my progress on this.

Let’s talk about this yarn. I got this yarn on sale from JoAnn’s last summer so, I decided to use it for some stash busting. This is Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish) in Magenta(ish). I really do like the color of this yarn. However, it was a major pain to work with. It splits like crazy and even sheds a bit. I am pleased with the outcome of the cardigan but, I plan on never using this yarn again.

I simply blocked the sweater by pinning according to the schematics and then spraying with cold water. I wore it as soon as it was dry.

Here are the finished pictures.

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