Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Cardigan from Hell

Recently I completed the Cardigan from Hell:

That's my hubby, looking pleased because he finally got this damn thing a year and a half after I started it. There is no excuse for me spending that long knitting it. I have knit him a sweater in as little as six weeks before! But this one made me want to stab knitting needles into my heart. I hated the yarn, Lopi Lett, because it kept breaking, which drove me nuts. I hated knitting the sleeves because they were black and boring and I kept making mistakes when I foolishly worked on them at night by the dim light in our family room. I hated knitting the buttonband because I have only done buttonholes once before and not only did I have to redo them three times, the aforementioned yarn kept breaking every time I worked on a hole!

But finally the Cardigan from Hell is complete, and hubby is very pleased. Too bad he won't get to wear it until next winter; it is going to hit 30 Celsius here today.

I was supposed to knit this sweater on our cross-country drive in December 2004, when we moved from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Instead, I knit a pair of socks and only started the sweater when we reached our hotel in Vancouver. Yeah, I'm so motivated.

Now I am knitting a scarf, which is much simpler! But because I am a masochist, I just ordered myself this sweater pattern:

Pray for me.


  1. That buttonband really does look kind of crappy. Oh well, at least it's done!

  2. WOW! It's stunning!! And hubby looks appropriately apreciative, too. Mine would never appreciate all the many hours of hard work.


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