Coming out of Hibernation
For today's knitting content, I'm bringing something out of hibernation: Juno. I started this sweater in September of 2008 (when we lived in Virginia). It got put away during the whole selling the house/staging/house hunting/moving mess and then I restarted it this past Spring. I got the back, fronts, and sleeves all finished and blocked and then put it away again because it was getting warm here and I knew I wouldn't be able to wear it any time soon.
Now that it's getting into cardigan weather (or at least considering it), I'd like to get this finished up. I have to sew the pieces together, do front/button bands, and do the collar and sew it on. I don't think any of this will be too involved, it's just a matter of doing it. The actual directions have you put a button hole in the collar to hold the ends in an overlapped position, but I'm leaning towards just skipping the button hole. The buttons I've chosen blend pretty well with yarn and won't be terribly obvious and the idea of featuring one right on the collar doesn't seem right. I think what I'll do is just overlap the collar ends myself and pin them that way with one of my penannulars that I've gotten from R.E. Piland at MDS&W (and if you're interested, they do do mail order). They have a Celtic feel to them which will go well with the cabled collar and putting a silver pin on the center of the collar ends just makes more sense than using the buttons.