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Friday, January 08, 2016

Finished!

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I've finished my cardigan!  This is the Dexter cardigan knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina in Ink.  It was a fun knit and went pretty quickly, although it got put on hold while I whipped up some Christmas knitting.  I will definitely do this sweater again, in fact I already have yarn for a pale pink one in the stash!
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I ended up picking new buttons yesterday.  My original buttons were rosewood and they are beautiful, but they weren't quite right for the sweater.  I actually found some matte plastic buttons that were the right color!  The tricky thing with Ink is that it's not really a navy blue, but it's definitely not a royal blue either.  I usually go for pearl or metal buttons, but in this case the plastic buttons seemed to be exactly what the sweater needed.
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In addition to getting the Dexter cardigan all finished, I finished my Christmas socks last night too!  These are Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in Comfort and Joy.  I just did plain stockinette socks with the Fish Lips Kiss heel for these.  They were fun and I love how they look like peppermint sticks.  I'll be putting them away for next Christmas!  This also means I've finished all my 2015 knitting - on to 2016 projects!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  It's supposed to get cold here so I plan on cooking a big pot of soup - Pioneer Woman's Tomato Soup to be exact!

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