"It’s Done! Done," I say, "Done!"

Although this photo isn’t pretty (due to horrific weather and no outdoor light to speak of), the La Gran Lilac Cardigan is DONE!

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Most importantly, it fits. The sleeves are a little long, but I fold back the cuff, and then all is good. I wore it to church on Sunday, where they had turned the heat on. I nearly died. It is a very warm sweater. Elsie is taking me out for a late birthday lunch tomorrow, and I’ll wear it there also. I just have to decide which amethyst jewelry I want to wear. Yeah, I lead a rough life.

This is my first cardigan, and I am pleased. I don’t think I’ll knit another mohair sweater for quite a while, as the hairiness slowed me down, and it’s hell to rip. But all in all, I enjoyed knitting this sweater, so I can wear it with no bad memories attached.

I am close to some other FOs, so I’m off to work on those!

Added later:
I linked to this quiz from the blog Trailing Yarn. It just goes to show that you can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you can’t take the Wisconsin out of the girl.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like “Are you from Wisconsin?” or “Are you from Chicago?” Chances are you call carbonated drinks “pop.”

The Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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5 thoughts on “"It’s Done! Done," I say, "Done!"

  1. This is the first survey I’ve seen that didn’t say Midwest! I was beginning to think they were rigged. Beautiful sweater, I love that color. Congrats! Maybe someday I’ll move beyond accessories…

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  4. I am just about to begin the La Gran cardigan – I’ve had the yarn for several years now. But I’ve noticed there is a discrepancy between the actual weight of skein of La Gran and the weight listed in the pattern. I had purchased the exact amount of yarn required so … how accurate is the pattern re: yarn amounts? The color I purchased, of course, has been discontinued. BTW, I love how both of your La Gran cardigans turned out! Lovely.

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