Friday, June 11, 2010


hermia - started

This will probably be the most boring project that you ever see me working on...

Mostly because of the colour.


(not that there's anything wrong with that)

But it's JUST navy. Not navy and this, or navy and that. No colourful trims or embellishments. Just a plain navy cardigan.

To be honest, I don't know if I will have the stamina to see this one through - I get bored REALLY easily!

Why am I making it then?

Well... today was a big day in the Goldfish Household.

I went back to work. Actual permanent work.

Let's just say it's been a while! I've done casual bits and pieces here and there, but it's ELEVEN YEARS since I left my last permanent position. That was before kids!!!

Anyhow, I need a navy cardigan for work. Just plain navy. I've started a few already, and then changed my mind and frogged (unravelled) them.

This one is called Hermia. It's a free online pattern, available here. A while back, I made my daughter this jacket here called Helena... well Hermia is an adult version of the jacket, written by the same designer.

I'm still kind of undecided about it though.

It is worked top down. My plan it to knit it as written until just below the arms... and then maybe modify a bit. Basically, I'll just play it by ear, and if I don't like how it is shaping up - 'rip-it'

Wish me luck... with the job AND the jacket!


hawthorn said...

Oh no - I read it as HERNIA - and was expecting some medical disaster! Sorry about the work thing and the navy thing - good luck with both :)

Kyliie said...

Good Luck! But I am sure you will find some way to spice it up! :)

big mamma frog said...

And I read it as Hermione, like something out of Harry Potter..!

I have to confess I hardly ever knit myself anything because I'm guaranteed to be bored with it or dislike it before I finish it. Instead I use the kids as guineapigs for knitting projects.

However I am currently in progress with a cardigan FOR we'll see how it goes.

jo said...

Good luck with the cardi and the job. I'm hoping the job is more interesting than the cardi - not that there is anything wrong with a navy cardigan. I'd love a hand knitted navy cardigan. But I do think of you as always dressing in rainbow colours.

Sharon Maher said...

hawthorn... too funny
mind you, I am working in a medical centre...

Sharon Maher said...

kyliie... thanks... I don't think that I will be able to resist

Sharon Maher said...

big mamma frog... can TOTALLY relate to that!

Sharon Maher said...

jo... so far the job is definitely more interesting than the cardi! thanks

misha said...

Good luck with the job, hope it's inspiring and challenging and well-paid! As for the cardi, I like it but I can't possibly see you in a plain navy blue cardi. I'm sure you'll find a way to make it more purplegoldfishy :)