Here it is… that stinky, smelly, itchy hunk of cardigan….
After a good long soak in some water and Euclan, it smells marginally better. You would not believe the colour of the water when I pulled it out – pure mud puddle. I’m starting to think the fleece wasn’t washed at all before being spun – I’ve never had soak water look like that… EVER!
Anyway, you all know how I feel about the yarn… it’s probably a good thing I don’t know where it came from – it wouldn’t be good advertising for the yarn company. The pattern however, is the East Hale cardigan. It’s a decent pattern, and just a plain, simple, grandpa style cardigan. The only mod I made was to add a button band, as the pattern is written for a zipper.
It’s hard to get a decent shot without a model, and Dave refuses to put it on (can’t say I blame him). It doesn’t look great on the hanger, so I decided to lay it out flat, and within seconds…
It’s no secret that this has been a favourite of every single cat in this house. There’s still several skeins of yarn left, so I may give them a really long bath, and make my furry overlords a little blanket or something.
Here’s a better look without a giant cat butt in the way
One thing is for sure, regardless of itch and smell, it’s going to be a warm garment.
Because of COVID, we won’t be seeing this friend for a while (he lives in one of the major COVID hotspots in our province), so I’ve packed it up and put it in the mail for him. It should arrive any day now.