Flashback Friday: Cherry


OH how tan I was!

Cherry made in 2007
Yarn: Elann Sonatta
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This is sweater is one of my most 'hearted' projects in my Ravelry notebook (2nd to my Heather Hoodie Vest). A beautiful short sleeved cardigan sweater by the wonderful Anna Bell. 

I remember even now working on the sleeves during my epic 10 hr delay in Heathrow airport. I was the chaperone for a school trip taking 43 girls to Italy for two weeks.  Did I ever tell you all about that experience? Due to some breakdown in the baggage area in Heathrow there was all hell breaking loose. So much so that for half of us on the trip had to wait an extra week to receive our luggage. Take a moment and think about this: 20 teenage girls without their luggage for One Week. TWENTY.


I learned patience, compassion and love that week. I saw girls who willingly gave of themselves (and their clothes) to those who saw this as the most devastating moment of their lives. Some pieces of luggage never made it back to their owners. I'm sure they shared their story in many a college application essay.

But let's get back to the sweater shall we? I love love love this piece – such a great construction and beautiful design. The yarn and sweater have held up beautifully since. 

I'm currently in Portland leaving for SF tonight. This city is facinating to me. I'll speak more on that on Monday. I also have a finished and blocked Aidez to share… luvre luvre love.

have a great weekend!

10 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Cherry

  1. Julie says:

    I always loved your Cherry sweater, it’s a stunner. That’s crazy about the trip to Italy with the teenagers, wow!! I can’t even imagine the tears that were shed.


  2. Yarn Coma says:

    I love your Cherry cardigan. Cherry (and Aidez) have been living in my queue for quite awhile. Hmm…I do have some Eco+ in Plum…hmm…
    What did you use for your Aidez? Can’t wait to see it!


  3. Maryse says:

    This is a very feminine cardigan! Maybe one day I will knit it… Good to know it is still one of your favorites after all the work that represents knitting a cardigan 😉 I hope you are having a great weekend!


  4. cmv says:

    wow, that sweater is really gorgeous and it fits you wonderfully!
    kudos to you for chaperoning such a big teenage adventure- that definitely can’t have been easy!


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