Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rowan Summer Tweed Cardi - Finished!

When I (Ms. Instant Gratification) finish something I like to wear it immediately. So this morning I dressed with care: brown linen slacks, cream colored shell, and red Rowan Summer Tweed cardi.

When I left the house I was surprised by the intense heat and humidity. Since I was a few minutes early, this presented me with a dilemma. I could:

  1. Go back in the house and change into something cooler;
  2. Stop for gas on the way to work (the gas tank was about 1/8 full); or
  3. Do both and be late for work.

I took off the cardi, placed it in the car, and stopped for gas on the way to the office. (Every once in a while I do the right thing.) I may put the cardi back on once the AC cranks up.

Dave took this pic last night. He was concerned because it doesn't show the seed stitch detail well. I assured him readers can scroll down to see detail in pics of the sleeves and individual pieces.

Here are the specs:

Pattern: Mine
Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed, about 7.5 skeins
Colorway: #537 Summer Berry
Started: 7/14/07
Finished: 7/31/07

One of these days I'll pick up "hooks and eyes" and sew them on so the jacket can be worn closed.

The sweater is warmer than I expected. It'll be nice in the fall, but I was hoping for something a little lighter for summer. As I've mentioned before, with soaking the color has faded from a rich, dark red to an almost brick red. It's pretty tho'. I like it enough to make a second one in another color.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Looks great on you!