Is there some sort of curse on knit-bloggers? It seems every day at least one of the knit bloggers I follow gets sick, has pain (especially in the wrists, no duh), or is complaining of some other chronic ailment. Well it's my turn today. Feeling under the weather, I felt justified in taking it easy today on work, and finishing up the torso of my Lush and Lacy cardi.
There was a lot of picking up stitches and ends to be woven in (I'm halfway done with the weaving, I just couldn't stand it anymore), but it's done! As you all know, I detest seaming, so I did the torso in one section, then closed the shoulders with 3-needle bind-off. Now I'm almost out of yarn, so the sleeves will have to wait until I make it to the yarn store. I'm planning to pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit them top-down, so I can try on the cardigan as I go. This will hopefully prevent the 3/4 sleeves from being regular sleeves on me. Hah! This is the smartest idea my foggy brain has thought all day.
I love the little pockets! I'm not sure what they can hold--maybe chapstick and and ipod, but they are so adorable just on their own! How fun would it be to carry around a little Korknisse in each pocket?
Correction: this is the smartest idea I've had all day.
The gauge is just a touch smaller than it's supposed to be, and I'm afraid that the sweater will gape in front if I just do the buttons at the top (see bottom pic of this post). I'm not a huge fan of the "cold-belly" look anyway. A zipper might be nice to hold everything together, but then I think of toggles and frog closures, and they sound way more fun. I dunno. What should I use to close this cardi?