Marathon 26.2


Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year and Mrs. Darcy Cardigan

Happy Chinese New Years everyone. I must admit that I'm not cooking anything special today. With hubby working such long hours, I decided we'll just do a simple dinner. Otherwise, I would of made him take me out for a great chinese dinner. Oh well, I'll have to take a rain check!

It feels so good to finish a project! I finished my Mrs. Darcy Cardigan. It's from here: I had to knit this because I LOVE the movie, Pride and Prejudice. It's one of my favorite. Anyways...I really enjoyed knitting this. I guess I'm kind of a simple girl. I like sweaters to knit that are simple. I like projects I can knit that relaxes me and not add more stress! I followed a fellow Raveler's modifications mostly (dharmabum), with a few modifications of my own. I didn't like how narrow the front was so I did 3 less decreases on the neck line. I also added one more button as an afterthought. I'm thrilled with how it turned out and it feels so warm! The sleeves are a bit long but honestly, I like it. It's a great sweater for a day like today ~ drizzly, 50ish degree day! (That's one of my pet chickens in the picture with me).

Happy New Year!!!!!


Krystal said...

That Looks Fabulous! I love your mods better than I do the original one.


Trina said...

Well done, it looks lovely! The colour is perfect :)

crochetgurl said...

Happy Year of the Ox!

I celebrated the new year by eating sesame dumplings. I'm Asian, but I never knew until recently that most Asians eat sesame dumplings on Christmas and New Years. :-D

I love your Mrs. Darcy cardigan! It looks so good on you. I too love Pride and Prejudice, especially the one with Keira Knightley. :-)

2BSewing: said...

Your cardigan looks wonderful on you. Great looking color. I've enjoyed reading your blog. Your knitting projects are inspiring. I've been knitting for a year and I hope to start my first sweater in the next few weeks.

Happy Chinese New Year!