Here’s a picture of my finished Short Sleeved Cardigan with ribbing. I went to Jo Ann’s yesterday to hunt for buttons. I found 6 that were the right size and shape. Actually, I was hoping for square buttons but that wasn’t to be. There was also a sale on storage containers that I assume are for sewing thread but I’m going to use them to store buttons. I put these buttons on tonight.
I don’t know about you but I think it looks a bit wonky. Hopefully blocking it will make it look better. I don’t know if it’s the weight of the yarn or the fit of the raglan that makes me look a bit zaftig. The raglan seam does not fall on me where it falls on the model in Fitted Knits. Oh well, like I said, a blocking never hurt any knitted FO.
After completing a sweater in 1 week, I decided to go back to what I know better. Knits with skinny little yarns on a size 1 needle. I’m knitting the hem part right now which explains the size 1. Don’t worry, I get gauge with a size 4 in the Harmony interchangeables. You can check out the design here. It is also found in the Summer 2006 issue of Interweave knits. I won’t even bother taking a picture of my work now. It just looks like a circle of stockinette stitch because… that’s what it is. LOL. What I like about this design is that it is knit in the round until the underarms so there is less seaming for me to do. I haven’t decided whether I’ll do the embroidery on the from of it yet. I think it looks pretty but I’m scared of fancy stitching like that.
On my list of knitting things to finish is putting the buttons on poor Nicole. Maybe you’ll get to see another FO tomorrow. I’ll try to take pictures outside because outside lighting beats yucky fluorescent lighting anytime. My photos suck so bad I’m almost tempted to take a photography class at the local junior college. Some bloggers post beautiful pictures that make me jealous of their abilities.
I’m still vegan… It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve had a scrap of meat or drop of milk. I’m still alive and kicking much to my parents’ dismay and Matt’s disappointment. In case you haven’t guessed it, the rest of my family eats meat and believe that they won’t eat anything that tastes good if it is vegan. I’m making a veggie stirfry with rice tonight so I can use up all the veggies in my refrigerator. I want to make a roasted eggplant dish tomorrow. Yum… there’s a sandwich recipe in Veganomicon that uses roasted eggplant. Good thinking…