Saturday, October 24, 2009

Modest Success

The day's drenching rains spoiled my plan to take Seedy button shopping, so instead I finished [cough] another languishing cardi to the ABB stage, Sitcom Chic, pictured with a seasonal brooch as a fastener. The brooch works sufficiently well it's tempting to just call Sitcom finished and not add a button and button loop.

Sitcom Chic

It was a bit of a surprise to see how comparatively few Sitcoms there are on Ravelry (as of this writing, 293 projects, which places it 42nd among cardigans). The pattern is free, well-written, easy, and fun to knit; the specified yarn is a good value and widely available; and the results are retro-chic yet eminently wearable. Regardless of how others overlook or even spurn it, I could see making another, perhaps in wool with full length rather than ¾ sleeves.

Emboldened by modest success, I'm knitting onward and even joined the NaKniSweMo KAL. For mutual encouragement and support,NaKniSweMo button Nancy and I are doing a mini-KAL within a KAL for Seneca by Jared Flood. The designer's comments are helpful – I'm going to do a full sample swatch, wash, and block on the sideways cable section. Besides, diligence is its own reward – having missed the September Brooklyn Tweed event at Stix-n-Stitches, I hope to wear Seneca to the reception at Knitknack in December.


Bezzie said...

Yeah I was just getting into knitting roundabout the time SC came onto the scene. I like yours in the darker color.

Jessica said...

I made this ages ago and it is definitely one of my favorite sweaters that I've ever knit. Nice job!

Seneca is lovely! Good luck to you both with it!

BeccaH said...

Your sitcom is lovely! I recently found one that I made - I need to fix the pick-up stitches and decide about the button. I agree - nice pattern, easy knit!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Beautiful sweater. Nice to see another one finished :) I'm knitting this one's finer sister, eyelet cardi, in some colourmart cashmere now. I'm just past the armholes now.