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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Cardigan

Heathered Ruby cardigan 
I have finished the ribbing and bound off the lower edge of my Heathered Ruby Cardigan, I have knit the pocket linings (but they aren't sewn in, neither are any of the yarn ends), and I have begun the first sleeve.  Sleeves in DK weight are much faster than sleeves in fingering weight!

I will probably spend most of the week finishing this cardigan.  I seem to have gotten too many things started at once, and I'm planning on starting my extra credit Loopy Academy project soon, plus I've got plans for Mad May (the Madelinetosh KAL in May) using ESK yarn so I can double dip for their May KAL as well.  Currently on the needles, I have this cardigan, the Carson throw, my Meditative Blanket, and Lorelai (although the last two are technically on the hook).  This means I have no socks going right now, but the idea of starting something new with everything that's going on and with everything that's fixing to start, just makes me feel a little crazy.  All this means that I need to get two or three things finished as soon as possible or it's going to get overwhelming.

I'm still looking for buttons for this cardigan, and I loved the glass button idea from Moving Mud (I actually have a shawl pin I bought from them at Maryland one year), but I'm not sure I want to make that kind of financial investment in this particular sweater.  (The buttons would cost more than half the price of the yarn and this sweater just doesn't feel like it needs buttons that special.)  I'm going to keep looking and keep playing with ideas.  I know there's something perfect out there.  I'm not going to make the bands until the very end of the knitting, and I won't need it to wear until October or November, so I've got some time to find what I'm looking for.

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