Almost . . .

Project – Swingy A-Line Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530178 – Urban Weekend
Yarn – Bernat Softee Chunky in 86332 Regal Twists
Blogger – DinaPurls

Almost done, but not quite.  Currently working on the button bands.  Still, it is a massive relief to finally get the cardigan off the needles--and in record time too!  I'm so pleased with myself.  So what do you think?

I'm loving the length!  It's just perfect as it hits me just past my ample parts, LOL.

The front ends are curling in (hazards of stocking stitch).  The button bands will eventually tame the curl, as well as add about an inch to each side.

Meanwhile, I'm excited to start my next project and its crochet!  A lovely granny square poncho!

And check out the lovely springtime colours (see below).  It'll be perfect for my niece and hopefully it'll be finished just in time for her birthday.

I remember my great-aunt making me a pretty green and white poncho.  And I recall my mom making granny square vests for me and my sister.  Heck, my mom and I made a couple of giant mega-granny square afghans too!  Yet, for some reason, my interest waned until recently.

I've been itching to crochet for a little while.  Everywhere I look, I see those cute amigurumi (crochet critters).  My favorite bloggers are tackling crochet projects from pot holders to blankets, scarves, even cardigans.  And I think to myself: I can do that (at least I used to be able to do that).  How could I not try crochet again?

I'm hoping the granny square is gonna be an easy project to give my fingers a chance to remember how its done.  Should be like riding a bike, right?  You never truly forget, although you might be a little rusty.  Thankfully there's always a little "how-to" section in Bernat books.  Even the Bernat website has a refresher on basic crochet.  So grab a hook and get stitching!

DinaPurls :)


Love it! You did such a great job, and I'm sure you will enjoy wearing your cardigan for many years to come. :)

Thanks Sandy :) It's by far one ofthe better garments I've made for myself.

Love it!! Looks like the cardigan that will match everything. I hope you enjoy it for a long time.

Thanks Jen. I'm a T-shirt and jeans gal, but slip this cardi over dressy slacks and skirt, and I'll still be good to go. :)