The Creature Comfort Cardi by Madelinetosh is the latest pattern to take over my brain for a few weeks. The minute I saw it, I fell in love. It has three things going for it:
1. It's simple, but it has a WOW factor...the plain stockinette sides set off that gorgeous center panel so well! (Photo from madelinetosh)
2. It's a shrug. They are so great for jazzing up jeans and a t-shirt!
3. It has an oak leaf motif. It reminds me of living in the Central Valley of California, where the Valley Oak is an endangered species and can't be cut down. Otherwise completely straight roads will swerve right around the trees, and you will see large oak trees in the middle of the corn fields.
I've been enjoying the knitting. The cables are a little different than I have done before--they use short rows, a double decrease, and a huge 7 stitch increase. Always fun to learn something new!
Here's mine so far (well, actually I have twice this much done now, but I didn't feel like taking another picture):