Quick Sand

I've got a finished object to share that was a joy to knit and is very easy to wear.  

Quick Sand, by Heidi Kirrmaier

Quick Sand, by Heidi Kirrmaier, in FibraNatura Good Earth Solids, Safari 

Quick Sand, by Heidi Kirrmaier, in FibraNatura Good Earth Solids, Safari 

Don't you just love the back detail on this design?  So clever and lots of fun to knit.  

My gauge was slightly off on size 9 needles, but I liked the fabric, so I worked the size up from what I normally would knit for myself, to get the fit I wanted.  I also worked 1 less repeat for the body, to shorten the length slightly.  I was running close on yardage, and didn't really want to buy another skein, so I went for half length sleeves.  I actually really like them this way, as I wasn't sure I wanted them any longer on a summer cardi anyways.  For the sleeves, I worked one set of decreases, then worked 15 rounds, and bound off.  

She also has this design written for sport weight, Fine Sand, which I am thinking I might like to work up in a sport weight wool at some point.  It would make a great year-round cardigan in the lighter weight and wool.  

You can see more pics and all of my notes on my ravelry project page here:  Addiesma's Quick Sand Cardi.

Aren't our poppies and irises looking amazing here!?!  They have taken a little beating from the rain since then, and the irises are close to being done for the year.  The poppies have many more buds though....they are my favorite, so vibrant and full of life....and giant!  I love them!