Thursday, October 16, 2008

Buttons Anyone?

I am doing the FO dance of joy! I finished my Top-Down Raglan Cardi tonight and she is blocking as I type. The only thing she is missing are buttons. Since I am not leaving for Rhinebeck until tomorow afternoon between 1p and 2pm (Miss Shameka? Are you reading that?), I will head over to the little fabric/notion store in my neighborhood after my morning run to pick some up. I will be wearing this cardi this weekend!

Pattern: Top-Down Raglan Cardigan,
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay (1.5 hanks); Patons Classic Wool (2.25 skeins)
Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 9
Started: September 28th
Finished: October 16th
Mods: Knitted the body longer than called for in the pattern (just including more waist shaping increases); Started the contrasting yarn on sleeves immediately when picking back up sleeve stitches (I wanted a nice even black dividing line going across the body)

Would I knit this again? Absofreakinglutely! This was also a half stashbuster sweater. The Manos has been hidden in my stash for a few years.

I am off to Rhinbeck this weekend and I am so excited. This is my first festival ever and, while my sister will no longer be there to experience it with me this year, I plan on having enough fun for the two of us!

Hey MB, guess what came in the mail today? :-)


  1. Oh, oh, I know!!! A "Visual Guide" perhaps???

    This sweater turned out fabulous. Looking forward to pictures of you in it at Rhinebeck. Have fun, fun, fun! (I had a little cry today when the plane flew over my house.)

  2. Have fun (in your lovely sweater) at Rhinebeck! Modeled pictures, please. :D

  3. Have a great time at Rhinebeck! I look foward to hearing all about it!

  4. Great sweater! I love the color combinations.

  5. Great sweater and looked fabulous in it!