At long last… an Aidez that fits!
All the pieces came together over February vacation. Here you can see the intersection of the back, front and sleeve pieces, laid out flat.
I took my sweeeet time seaming this together. Whenever I have a seaming marathon I stress out my shoulders, upper back, and neck because I hunch over my work. So I did a few minutes here and a few minutes there over the course of about 5 days.
I think, sometimes, that I should be kitting winter sweaters in the spring and summer, so that come fall I have a cozy new wardrobe. And as the weather cools, I should cast on for light and airy spring and summer tops. But it never works out that way, because who wants to knit a bulky wool sweater in the middle of July? Not this girl!
So, here I have the most jackety cardigan I have ever knit, just as the weather starts turning to spring. We have a week of 50 degree temps coming our way and this will be my new spring jacket. I’ve already been wearing it in place of the cheap, temporary thing I picked up at TJ Maxx last November that has already lost a toggle and hangs on to every single dog hair I come in contact with. (I had been holding out for a silvery gray, wool blend peacoat and didn’t want to spend all my money on something nice while I hunted for one.)
This week I wore it every day. To work, at home, shopping with my husband, to the gym, running out for groceries…. Some knitting projects are a bust but this one was WELL worth my time!