Phaeolus Newport Cardigan Done!

I even wore it today…

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It really glows in the late sun… which was gone while we were taking the photos. Actually, we had to go inside to get DH’s camera. He’s a great photographer of mushrooms and other plants, but when he takes pics with my super skinny point and shoot, he shakes the camera.

So, I’m holding up the mushrooms used to dye the sweater… old (brown) and new (yellow), both are dried out here. The color is brightest using the new.

I don’t think I have a career showing off prizes on game shows, eh?
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In the end it’s a bit loose and I could probably have made it a bit smaller. I would keep all the waist shaping though. I might shorten the sleeves. More details over on my Ravelry project page.

In Other News

My mum came to visit over the weekend… we had a great time. She’s a hoot. We didn’t do much, it was just nice to spend time with her.

I’m taking a conversational Spanish class through Augusta’s adult ed… I am enjoying it well enough, but wish it were a bit more challenging. So I’ve taken to writing in a notebook every day (which I just started two days ago!). I’m hoping this will spur me to remember how to conjugate verbs, remember vocabulary, etc.

Hasta luego!

11 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Yarndude said,

    October 4, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    Wow, the sweater looks great! I can’t believe you dyed the yarn with mushrooms! That’s so cool.

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    kmkat said,

    October 4, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    Como se dice en Español, “Nice sweater!”?

  3. 3

    Brenda said,

    October 4, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

    I love your mushroom sweater! It really looks great on you.

  4. 4

    Vicki said,

    October 4, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    Cute, cute, cute!!

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    Mel said,

    October 5, 2010 @ 1:08 am

    Ese suéter es fenomenal y te sienta muy bien. Puede que debo seguir comentando en español para que aprendas mejor?

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    Chris said,

    October 5, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I think it looks great! I’d much rather have the sweater be a little loose than a little tight. :)

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    Andra said,

    October 6, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    I really like the shape of the sweater from the back and wonder whether you might do something similar for the sleeves… I have a knit fabric shirt with sleeves that flare out nicely at the “cuffs”. Very cute.

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    Mom said,

    October 6, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    I absolutely love the sweater and it looks beautiful on you – you did a great job, and I had a GREAT time with you and family. Love just being with you. With much love, Mom

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    Emily said,

    October 6, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    I really like the sweater, and your mushroom boobs too! :)

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    Lucia said,

    October 11, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Donde estan los gatos negros?

    Great sweater. You wouldn’t catch me dead in that color, but it continues to look great on you.

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    Sara said,

    October 12, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    The sweater is beautiful and the color looks great on you! Mushrooms – huh! Amazing!

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