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!
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.
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!
Labels: Cardigans, socks