First, I apologize to everyone not interested in the Cape Sleeved Cardi. I seem to be writing about it incessantly. But, for those of you who are, this is for you.
Get a grip, people! I didn’t ask that Yolanda remove her videos demo-ing this garment. She decided to do that all on her own. She has written to me on my Facebook wall about it.
I have admitted with great enthusiasm that she spent a LOT of time making them and that there is useful information in her videos. I applaud her for doing it. But, some of you, out of loyalty to her I suppose, are emailing me and writing comments in my blog that are absolutely rude and uncalled for. Seriously, how old are you?
The pattern is a free pattern on the Caron website. If her videos are no longer available, download the pattern and do the project. Very simple.
And, by all means, use Super Saver if you want! I use Super Saver for a lot of my projects too. The problems arise when you expect to get a fine, airy garment and you get a thick, bulky jacket instead. If you want to use Super Saver, it can be done. You’ll just need to be aware of the limitations and adjust the pattern to suit your tastes and desires. If you use the suggested DK weight yarn in the pattern, Caron Simply Soft Light, you won’t need to make the adjustments in order to get what is in the photo.
This entire incident arose purely out of someone’s innocent attempt to help others. It turned into a problem because I didn’t know about it. If I had known what was going on three weeks ago, I could have dealt with it quickly and easily. I would have known how to respond to all these emails I was receiving filled with questions that made no sense to me. Questions that wouldn’t have ordinarily arisen.
Imagine, if you will, a big conference room, filled with students doing the same project. On one side of the room is one teacher and, on the other, another teacher. Neither teacher knows what the other is doing. The teachers are giving conflicting information. Then, as we go around the room to check with individual students, we’re each telling them to do something differently. It was chaos, pure and simple.
But, dang! Get over it! Just enjoy the project and can we just move on, please?