The Home Stretch
My Tea Leaves Cardigan is very nearly done!
After casting off the last stitch on Monday, I’ve been working slooooowly on weaving in the ends and sewing up the sleeves, hoping I could drag it out until today so I wouldn’t be tempted to start my Ravelympics project too soon (more on that in another post!). With four hours to go until the Opening Ceremonies, I still have one sleeve to seam.
The pattern calls for the sleeves to be knit in the round but, and I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this here, but I am useless when it comes to DPNs. My knitting always looks like crap, unless I’m working on socks from the toe-up, which somehow come out fine. So until I learn magic loop or how to knit a tube with two circular needles, I’m forced to knit my sleeves flat.
These are the only buttons I have that would work for this sweater, but I’m not convinced that they’re right for it. I’d really love to hear your opinion.
Here’s a closer look at them. As you can probably tell, they have red and gold sparkles on the front, and I’m thinking something a little simpler might look better.
Best be off to finish things up! I have my yarn wound for tonight, and I’ve already knit a gauge swatch so I am ready to go the moment the ceremony starts. Oh, but one last thing before I go:
How handsome is this guy? He’s happily purring away on my lap as I type this.