FO: Aidez

Aidez

Pattern: Aidez by Cirilla Rose
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, 2 balls
Needles: US 10.5
Ravelry Notebook 
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I totally have a crush on this sweater. Its pretty, extremely wearable and a very quick knit. I still cannot get over that it was free. I fighting my desire to cast on because I didn't want to be a part of the bandwagon but I after seeing so many beautiful versions I could not deny myself any longer!

I made no modifications to the pattern. I usually roll that way. In the case of full disclosure mine came out ever so snug around the sleeves and armholes. Upon looking it up in Ravelry it seems I wasn't alone in this. If I decided to make it again I would go up a size for the sleeves for a looser "oversized" fit – which is what I think was the intended design.

Aidez

Aidez

I love nothing more than a sweater that will be worn to pieces. I have no doubts Aidez will get just as much rotation as my Belfast Hoodie (another HOT crush). It's the perfect layering sweater. 

Aidez

The sweater I am crushing on next: Amy Christoffer's Larch Cardigan 

(And yes, I apprently hae an undying crush on my striped tank, too.)

Flashback Friday: Cherry

Cherry

OH how tan I was!

Cherry made in 2007
Yarn: Elann Sonatta
Original Post

This is sweater is one of my most 'hearted' projects in my Ravelry notebook (2nd to my Heather Hoodie Vest). A beautiful short sleeved cardigan sweater by the wonderful Anna Bell. 

I remember even now working on the sleeves during my epic 10 hr delay in Heathrow airport. I was the chaperone for a school trip taking 43 girls to Italy for two weeks.  Did I ever tell you all about that experience? Due to some breakdown in the baggage area in Heathrow there was all hell breaking loose. So much so that for half of us on the trip had to wait an extra week to receive our luggage. Take a moment and think about this: 20 teenage girls without their luggage for One Week. TWENTY.

Cherry

I learned patience, compassion and love that week. I saw girls who willingly gave of themselves (and their clothes) to those who saw this as the most devastating moment of their lives. Some pieces of luggage never made it back to their owners. I'm sure they shared their story in many a college application essay.

But let's get back to the sweater shall we? I love love love this piece – such a great construction and beautiful design. The yarn and sweater have held up beautifully since. 

I'm currently in Portland leaving for SF tonight. This city is facinating to me. I'll speak more on that on Monday. I also have a finished and blocked Aidez to share… luvre luvre love.

have a great weekend!