I’ve been knitting on this cardigan like a crazy lady. Reached the magic moment when I put the sleeve stitches in holders and cut the back-and-forth stockinette nearly in half.
Made in Noro Silk Garden Chunky it is so soft, so squooshy, the colors are like jewels, not shown well in the photo:
Saphires, Emeralds, Amythest
I’m trying a new strategy.
I have start-itis, always have. I start new projects like there’s a fire lit under my arse. This, of course, results in many UFO’s (Unfinished Objects). Too many.
I shall finish this THEN cast on my sisters shower gift. Being June 7th, I have a bit of time. MUST STAY STRONG!
Have, I figure, 10″ of body left to knit. At about 4 rows to the inch that’s 40 rows. No problem. Then the sleeves, in the round, top down, 3/4 length, no problem. No purling to slow me down. (Except the seed stitch hems.) I’ve set a target completion date of 4/25 (my papa’s b-day, of note). Going to Boulder today. Will pick out buttons for the cardi.
(Will also find the new and rumored shop called “Gypsy Wools” which I looked up and is not a rumor but really new to Boulder. I hear they specialize in handpaints. YARN DIET going so well. Will I cheat?)
PS: I changed my first bike tire yesterday, on my OWN, which I am very proud of. When I first bought my bike, I tried it a couple times, in the safe confines of a garage, with strong man-hands at my diosposal for a rescue, nearly prompting tears of frustration. This time, I did it all on my own! No tears. Had to share.