Saturday, January 31, 2009

Twisted Rib Finished (a couple of photos added)



I am feeling a bit proud of myself today....
I finished this lovely cardigan yesterday but it was looking very big so.....
I bravely did something...can't quite believe I did it mind you....I put it in the tumble dryer!
Two 10 minute bursts on low and it came out, still a bit damp but a much better fabric.
I love it and I can't wait to wear it! It is soo soft and silky...I used some Rowan All Seasons cotton for the tie but apart from that the yarn is all my own work.  I even dyed the fibre! 

This afternoon, my eldest son is taking me on a tour of his new home via a video link on Skype...I can't wait to see it.

My bones have been aching for months, this flipping menopause is getting me down now, let's hope it sorts itself out soon, if you know what I mean!!

17 comments:

Monika said...

Oh wow - I didn't realize it's an adult size jacket until you mentioned it. I though it's an adorable Baby cardigan! I'm very impressed. It looks great - and I can't believe you put it in the dryer! So brave! :o)

KSee said...

It is so pretty and using your own hand dyed yarn makes it so special.

Denise said...

That looks very pretty, would love to see it on you.

Yarn Devil said...

Beautiful Sweater! Glad you made it fit!

Jo said...

I just don't know how you find the time to do it all, some kind of wonderwoman Marianne...I can only look on jealous and openmouthed! and hope one day I have time!

Carrie said...

It's beautiful, the colours are gorgeous and I love the pattern as well.

CG said...

How beautiful!! I'm very achy too...I sympathise!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Marianne! It's just lovely. I love the pretty aquas and browns. And a great tip for something that's just a little big -- it looks just perfect on you now. I hope your ache-y bones feel better soon!

Julie said...

Oh my, that is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job. It looks perfect on you!

BabyLongLegs said...

That is an AMAZING cardigan!!!! The colours are beautiful, and it looks fantastic on you :D

In answer to your question, I leave the yarn in the slow cooker for up to 2 hours, checking it by dipping kitchen towel in the water. After that, if it hasn't fully exhausted, I haul the yarn out, gently squeeze it out into the crock, add some more citric acid and push it all back under the water.

Great fun, and never the same effect twice ;)

S xXx

tiennie said...

That is a beautiful sweater on you!

Spinnerlady said...

wow that was brave - and well done you for dyeing, and spinning enough for a whole adult cardi - and lovely it is too

Lupie said...

Wow! You are such an inspiration to me. The feeling must be amazing to have some thing completely made by you!

razmabaz said...

I'll start to worry when I see books suggesting ways using your own legs to produce a sensible yield of fibre!

shizzknits said...

This is beautiful! I saw it on your Rav list and followed a link here to your blog. Your handspun is so pretty!

Nora said...

You look SO beautiful in this M!

TeaMouse said...

It looks very elegant and feminine so pretty!

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