Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I want to take a moment in light of Thanksgiving to thank you all for joining me on this little blog I enjoy so much. I am forever thankful to each and every one of you for sharing your time and thoughts on here.
I hope you all have a great week and long weekend filled with family, friends, food and knitting.
Time has been sparse due to teacher conferences, no school for the kids and a busy weekend, but I have somehow managed to complete the gigantic ribbed button bands on my Calligraphy Cardigan. There is always something new to learn with every project and this time around I learned a new buttonhole technique which I adore and will use again. I made my buttonholes smaller because my buttons are 3/4 inch instead of the 1 inch buttons suggested in the pattern.
Once those button bands are finished (I also gave it a bit of a steam because I steeked the front) I can't wait to sew on the buttons and get the body finished and tidy with the ends woven in. It always seems like such an achievement. Now all I have left are those sleeves and I can blaze through those like nobody's business.
I need a new handknit cardigan in the worst way and this one is turning out wonderfully. I am thankful that I am nearing the end.
See? It even fits like a glove. I am going to wear this thing out. Now for those sleeves.... ready, aim, fire! Hopefully I can share the finished cardigan very soon.
Calligraphy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (such an easy, easy pattern!) in the second size, a 38.25 inch bust size - it is roomy which is perfect.
Madelinetosh Tosh DK yarn in the Thunderstorm colorway
Signature Needles in US size 6 (sweater knit on 24 inch circs and sleeves on dpns)
Buttons from the Sow's Ear
I'll see you right back here after the holiday. What are you all thankful for this year? I'd love to hear about it.