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BCVN August 17, 2010

Getting ready for my annual trip to Northern Michigan means one thing: New Sweater!

For many seasons, it’s been a loose Chez Chic tradition to always be sporting something fresh and unique to my wardrobe when I travel! This summer, at the TNNA Show, I had this to keep me company…

But, this time around, I’m going up a ways, where even though it’s still warm (ne, hot) during the daylight hours, it can get rather cool, rather quickly, in the evenings (and mornings), and something with lightweight, long sleeves is welcome.

After the samples were done for the show, I started in on a Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi for myself. This is one of those designs born from desire: I wanna wear it; I gotta have it.

Chic Knits Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi

This one is in a cotton blend — something called TUSCON (from the Plymouth Co.) — and it is just the right transitional weight to wrap up the summer and wrap me comfortably in the Northern Mich air.

I am actually almost finished with the second sleeve, so all that’s left is a little minor finishing, but I thought it would be interesting to show how the piece looks WITH or WITHOUT sleeves.

This always triggers a goofy recollection for me! When I’ve traveled to Paris, in a restaurant,
when you order water
I would like water.
Je voudrais l’eau.
zhuh voo-dray l-oh

which BTW, is not free, but bottled, the waiter (never a waitress) always asks Gasse / non-Gasse? Which, to my surprise, once my giggling fit was over, was understood to mean with or without carbonation. Oh. Eau. We won’t even speculate why the concept of *gas* is just too tickly for moi, but tell the truth, it might be for you too! ;p


Along with the cotton-blend BCVN, there’s another glorious sweater in the house that I’ve edited the sleeves off of, just for grins! I like the idea of many variations on this style — it is easy to do, because of the in-the-round nature of the design.

Chic Knits Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi
Isn’t this the most luscious color? It is Dream in Color CLASSY in Vino Veritas.

So I’m envisioning, cap, short, then long sleeves, better go look for some more yarn in the stash…

4 responses to “BCVN August 17, 2010”

  1. lisa says:

    Yes the vino color is luscious!! This is the one that has inspired me to do another one in this color family.

  2. Sandra Milton says:

    I agree….your choice of colours are always great and you are so fortunate to have lots of lovely different shades in the USA, in your yarns. Here in Oz, where I live, we only have ONE major city store where yarn is available, and even in Sydney, our State capital, it is the same……. the colours, and shades in particular, are so few that the imagination has a very limited outlet…….but it hasn’t thwarted my love for knitting nor my appreciation of your designs and patterns…..where there is a will, there is always a way!

  3. Sandra Milton says:

    PS Yes, this cardi would great as a vest also, with the cap sleeve!

  4. Melissa says:

    Please say you’re coming to Traverse City and that you’ll make the short drive out to Cedar! I’d love to meet you!

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