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June 12, 2007

cropped leaf cardigan

Filed under: knitting — Jana @ 7:06 pm

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I finally finished the cropped cardigan with leaf ties that I have been working on, for what seems like, forever.  It was from my fitted knits book and I am, once again, disappointed.  I had to do the sleeves over and over to get them to semi-fit. ( I still am not a huge fan of them) But it’s just kind of a frumpy sweater.  I guess it kinda goes with the whole peasant, empire waist thing that is in right now. But really I just feel like I was seduced by the rail thin model and tricky photography in the book and really it’s just not that great of a pattern. That or I still have no idea what I am doing (which could very well be the case).  It also still needs to be blocked but I was way too impatient to wait to post a picture.

My husband says I am my own worst critic, but it’s just hard because when you spend weeks working on something, you want to end up loving it.  There has got to be a cute pattern out there for me, and some day I am going to find it.



  1. Awesome. I am very proud of you and I think you are being to hard on yourself. It looks great and I expect to see you wearing it in church on sunday.

    Comment by Wendy — June 12, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

  2. What are you talking about?! I think it looks totally cute!

    Comment by Chantel — June 12, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

  3. I agree – it is adorable on you. The shirt you are wearing with it here is perfect. I think you should definitely wear it to church on Sunday and gauge people’s reactions about your “did you make that?” theory.

    Comment by happygoshoppy — June 12, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

  4. Ditto on everything said. That outfit is perfect and you look great. I like the sweater with your semi-vintage-y/worn jeans that makes it look anything but frumpy.

    Comment by em — June 13, 2007 @ 5:07 am

  5. I am so impressed, you have such a great talent!

    Comment by Niki — June 13, 2007 @ 8:40 am

  6. Hi. I found your blog because I’m thinking about knitting that cardigan. I agree with everyone else that it looks really cute on you. Sometimes I find that if I’m disappointed immediately after knitting something the best thing to do is set it aside for a couple of months. Then, I’ll go back to it and be quite happy with it. Sometimes the disappointed comes when the fit isn’t exactly what you expected – or you aren’t sure what to wear it with. Not to worry – it is cute and I am sure you will enjoy wearing it (probably in the Fall)!

    Comment by Claudia — June 13, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

  7. If you don’t want it, I’ll take it! I think it is so cute.

    Comment by Reese — June 14, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  8. Your sweater is so cute, but when are you going to get to wear it? I love that you still miss your Utah weather (psych)! I so wish I lived in warm weather year round. I would live in summer clothes!

    Comment by Misty — June 14, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

  9. Way cute Jana!! I’m so impressed. I think it’s WAY CUTE on you.

    Comment by Gwenny — July 14, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

  10. […] I think the colors look more like flavors, and if you know me at all, you know I like food. The cropped leaf cardigan I knitted up a while ago reminded me of key lime […]

    Pingback by Dish Rags « jana banana — July 26, 2007 @ 9:17 am

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