little black cardi

February 13, 2012

So many times I have wished I had the perfect little black cardi to throw on.  It seems as essential and timeless as the little black dress, but for some reason, I didn't have one!  The remedy for that tragedy is this Kelly Cardigan from Erica Knight's Classic Knits.  This is my third Kelly Cardi, being a sucker for it's simple classic shape and wearable style.  Plus it's knit in Kidsilk Haze used double.  Well, OK then! Bliss.

I bought the yarn for a great price from a fellow Raveler and immediately cast on.  But black is tough on the eyes (just try to tink black KSH!, arggh) and I kept putting it down for months at a time.  But last week I decided to get on with it and finish it already, it's a very quick knit after all.  I wore it to knitting group today and I can't say it got much notice, it's not that kind of sweater.  It's that essential kind of sweater that will be worn all seasons, when I need the perfect little black cardigan, which will probably be often.
Sorry about the head lobbings, but my face has had some scary grins on it lately, I hope it's not a permanent affliction.  A few Ravelry notes are here.

rhinestone buttons
I'm standing in front of my dining room shelves recently re-done.  I'm just a few weeks from being finished with the whole shebang and I'll take pictures.  In the meantime, here is the DR with the walls in a dark smoke called Temptation by Benjamin Moore.  Absolutely love it all so far.

This weekend we went to a mardi gras party and we wore these Diddam's masks.  I bought the big flashy one for me and the smaller more discreet one for my hubbie.  But the smaller one wouldn't fit over my husband's nose (sorry honey) coz it's kind of a child's sized mask I think, so he had to wear the larger, spectacular one which he hated because he didn't even want to wear one in the first place, so isn't that kind of funny?

And then I had this great nail polish to match.  We were all black and silver and gold, perfectly mardi gras-ish.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and hope you have a sweet day filled with LOVE!
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  1. Dear Kristen, as always your cardigan is so beautiful. And also I love your nail polish so much. Happy Valentine's Day with all your loves....

  2. It's beautiful, especially with the rhinestone buttons! Such a great pattern - I really do need to make it one of these days! And your hair looks gorgeous - is it a new style?

  3. What a great sweater! And I liked your last one, too--I wish I was so productive. I've worked with black yarn before, but black KSH--no! Your dining room looks so nice. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  4. It looks so cozy and classy! No wonder you've made it three times. I also need something in black but probably a shawl as I wear those more. Love the beautiful masks and your home decor!

  5. Yep! it's a real winner.
    Love it.

  6. Such a lovely sweater! Greetings Annette

  7. Hi Kristen, I would like to award you the Liebster Award for a lovely blog with less than 200 followers. I always enjoy visiting and hope others will too! Bests,


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