My Flutter-Sleeve cardigan isn’t quite as far along as I thought it would be, because it turns out that my two button bands are different lengths. I know, it sounds crazy, but when the instructions read, “Knit until band reaches the shoulder when slightly stretched,” It’s not exactly the most definite instruction, you know? And it turns out that I apparently felt “slightly-stretched” meant different things when I knit the first one than when I knit the second. So I’m going to have to tear out the seam on the second front and add a few inches onto the button band, and then sew it on again. THEN I can block it, sew the shoulder seams, knit the cuffs, and be done.
Even with the backward step, though, I’m still one step closer to being finished. My button candidates arrived today.
I’ll remind you first that this yarn–for God knows what reason–is hard to photograph properly. It keeps wanting to photograph as gray unless the flash is on, so I can’t entirely vouch for the colors in these pictures. But I’m going to show you two of each anyway–one with the “gray” sweater and one with the green (aka the same sweater). Just for comparison’s sake. Mostly because the buttons seem more accurate in the non-flash photos, but the color of the sweater is better in the flash-photos. Oh, and I’m providing links to the Button Drawer page for each, so you can see their pictures of the buttons.
I tell you, this button-decision thing is hard! (There are two I particularly like, but I’m not going to say which ones just yet. You know, in case anybody wants to give me their opinion!)
I got my copy of Spin-Off today–and guess who got a nice write-up? Yep. The Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm. Woohoo!
Marnie had a shawl highlighted, too.
And in the Vogue Knitting that came on Saturday? A nice paragraph or so about Modern Yarn in Montclair.
It’s so nice when friends get the recognition they deserve, don’t you think?
Oh, and the plying decision about the singles I finished yesterday? I still think they’d look great on their own, and I still think that blue is fabulous all by itself … but when I think about it, I keep thinking about them together. So, I think that’s what it’s going to be!