The Dollar and a half cardi is finished and drying.
Closeup of the buttons:
I probably won’t have modeled pics before tomorrow, as it’s taking longer to dry now that all the pieces are together. I think the first picture gives you some idea of how gargantuan the sleeves are. I don’t think they’re supposed to be drop shoulders, but they are on me! Ah well… live an learn, right? It’s still a cute sweater, just not exactly the way I wanted it.
Sometimes I get very tired of having to change knitting patterns to make them smaller (designers? A size 34 is not an XS) although I will admit it has made me a better knitter. I can change top down patterns in a jiffy, but I still have some fears with sweaters made in pieces.
I have been bitten by the ripple bug. Now I simply must make my very own ripple blanket… but in what yarns? It must be machine washable, but I do not like the colors of most acrylics. Hmm… have to think about this one.