Happy belated Valentine's Day everyone! I just had to share the flowers I received this year from my Dad. Aren't they beautiful? It's a tradition we have. He's given me a flower every year on valentines since I was two. Every year they are so gorgeous and I really still am a Daddy's girl. :)
In knitting news, Vivian has been sorely neglected since the beginning of January. Why? Because I can't sew. I've finished the knitting, the weaving in the ends, the blocking. Hell, I've even pinned the zipper in place.
And I made a total mess of the sewing. I'm hoping to give it another try this week. And if I'm REALLY lucky. Vivian might be ready for an FO Friday soon.
In an attempt not the realize that Vivian is sitting in timeout until I have time to pick out my terrible knotted attempt at what some might call "sewing", I cast on another cardigan. Ardelise is an open sweater, so there will be no sewing!
I'm finding the construction to be a bit interesting and a little different than top down sweaters I've done before. Ardelise starts in the middle of the lace collar and knits out both directions. I picked this pattern because I thought it was elegant, and simple. That little lace repeat is showing me otherwise! It's growing a little slow right now because I keep missing yarn overs and having to go back. I can't believe I'm looking forward to the miles of stockinette that will be in my future with this one.
For more WIPity goodness, see the other blogs participating in today at Tami's Amis.