New Year, New Projects!
Of course yesterday was January 1, so that meant I could start my new Sweaters 2013 project. My first sweater is the Woodstove Season cardigan, knit in Beaverslide Dry Goods Fisherman's Two Ply. This yarn is discontinued and I had actually used it in another sweater that turned out huge and was frogged years ago. It will be nice to get this knit into a useable sweater. This is a top down, raglan sleeve design and what you see here is the collar and one of my buttons. I used a tubular cast on because I really like the way it makes the edge look. It does take a bit more time, but it gives ribbing a much more finished look than my usual long tail cast on. I got the buttons from Bead Freaky on Etsy and while they're a little bigger than what the pattern calls for (I'll have to refigure buttonholes to fit), I think they're perfect for this sweater and this yarn. They're ceramic and they're very lightweight.
Today I'm planning on getting a pair of socks started - I don't have any little portable projects except Hexipuffs and I want to have an option. If I'm not back tomorrow, send out a rescue team - I'm buried in my sock yarn stash!