Saturday, October 4, 2008

Slouchy

"This is the perfect sweater to wear with your pajamas, especially on those mornings when you have to take the kids to school but don't feel like getting dressed. It's the sweater you wear on Sundays curled up with the newspaper or while cutting flowers in your garden on cool mornings." Why, yes it is. Even though the pattern was full of errors, ugh!

The Slouchy Cardigan
"Greetings From Knit Cafe"
yarn: Felted Tweed by Rowan
color: SH144
I adjusted the sleeves. I cast on the number of stitches after the first decrease round and then worked the sleeves from there. I'm short. All my life I've had to roll up sleeves so I could use my hands. Plus these sleeves are flared. I don't like really big, flared sleeves...probably because I'm short.
It's done. It fits. It's comfy. And it made it through it's first trial run this morning at Oldest's cross-country meet. Hurray for Slouchy, bring on the sweater weather!

26 comments:

karenv said...

It's gorgeous!

Nic said...

That looks fantastic!

Ellen S said...

Stacy,
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and what wonderful stitching/finishing you do!! It is a pleasure reading and geting ideas!! I do have a question, I finished my first floss tag for an exchange, it turned out well, but I used an eyelet that was too small for the ring...can you tell me what size you use? are they for fabric or scrapbooking?
Thanks so muc for your time!!
My email is: UKFAN52@MSN.COM

Ellen Sharp
Ashland, KY

Barbara said...

I would gladly wear this every day of the week. Are you taking orders? ;)

tkdquintmom said...

PLEASE come to my house and teach me to knit! LOL...I'll take one of those comfy sweaters in pink please :-)

Cathy B said...

Very nice Stacy! Wish I could knit like you!

Irene said...

Lovely sweater, it looks comfy !

Kendra said...

What a great sweater! I could use something like that...I definitely fit in the "take the kids to school in pajamas" category (well, I wear my flannel pants...not just a nightgown...LOL!). Alas, though, I cannot knit for nothin'.

Sally said...

I LOVE that Staci! It's been so cold these past few days here I'd be glad of one!

Erica said...

I just love your sweater! I am thinking of knitting one for myself.(Atleast I would if I had the time! Right now I've got to finish that rug)! You are right about it being just perfect for lounging about! Beautiful!

xstitch.nl said...

Oooh, that looks comfy and VERY pretty!! Love that colour!!

Kathy A. said...

Good morning Staci. Have you read Harmien's blog this morning. I was rolling on the floor in laughter. And I want one!!!! Just kidding but what fun. You should hire that girl as your knitting model.
Love that new sweater. Nice work there.

Sonda in OR said...

Slouchy sweater is great! I'm with Kathy...where do we sign up for those dishcloths??? Harmien's post was a hoot!

Annemarie said...

Oh dear Lord, I need me one slouchy sweater! It's gorgeous, woman. Is there anything you can't do?

Kim B said...

As a sweater addict (although I admit I'm a desert native - the irony of my life) I fancy myself a bit of an expert on sweater style. And that one is just too cute!!!

Annie said...

That looks so cozy. I work from home so it would be 'work clothes' for me. And I'm tall so I have the opposite problem from you... sleeves and pant legs are always too short!

Julianne said...

Staci,

Congratulations on a great accomplishment! The color is lovely. Wear it in good health:)

kathy said...

That is the cutest most comfortable looking sweater ... love the color! I'd gladly order one :)

ps...I just love reading your blog, it is the neatest & is very inspiring.

timetostitch said...

Your finishes, exchanges and knitting are absolutely amazing!

Sandra Ree said...

Actually Staci, this is the perfect sweater! Perfect colour, perfect length! You were spot on with this one! :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

This is a great sweater to wear on cold days.

Jean said...

I just love that sweater - I have a slouchy sweater and it's so comforting to wear. I'd like to say I knitted it but I didn't but I'm ok with that. I struggle to get through what little I have on my list right now!

Please say you don't work outside the home or I will be totally depressed and have to step up my efforts to feel on par with the rest of the blogging community!!! :)

I agree with the others - I always love your blog - it's so full of life and is an inspiration.

Erynne said...

I love your sweater! Is that the one from people's exhibit B? It must be; same color. That's it! I must persevere with knitting!!

TFS!!
:o)

Paula Nunes Lima said...

Lovely!! And it must be really confortable!!

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous sweater. I just love the Rowan Tweed yarn and what a great pattern you chose.
In one of your previous posts you inspired me to pick up my knitting needles again after a long rest.
Have almost finished a pair of socks and will pick up the lace shawl that lies abandoned and forgotten as soon as I finish the socks.

Sharon said...

Love it! Great sweater!