You guys may remember that I posted about my WIP Miette a million years ago. Or in June. Whatever, details aren’t my thing.
I finally finished her about 2 months ago, and just finished sewing the buttons on last week. How embarrassing is that? I feel like I have a HUGE tendency to get 99% done a project and wait to finish it up forever. I frequently do everything but hem a dress, and then let it hang in the closet for a couple weeks before I finish up. Does anyone else do that?
Despite my only having sewed the buttons on last week, I have actually been wearing this cardigan a LOT. Which actually may be even worse than not sewing the buttons on for a month…
I can say that I love it, and that it goes with everything! Remember, I’m a girl without a solid shirt here, so solid red is a neutral in my closet.
This also marks the first time I’ve actually made a cardigan for myself. I usually make lots of baby things, and even made myself some socks and scarves pre-blog, but I’ve never actaully had the stamina to sit down and finish something for a full-grown adult. Now that I’m finished, I really don’t know what took me so long to take the plunge.
Making a cardigan (especially a cropped, 3/4 sleeve one) really isn’t too tedious because there are lots of little steps involved. For me, it was kind of like taking a long road trip. New York to Florida might look far on a map, but if you stop at every city along the way, it’s really not so bad at all.
This was a great first cardigan pattern for me. Most of the body is knit in stockinette, with little touches of shaping and lacework around the edges. It wasn’t hard to follow at all, and it’s free! I’m really in love with all of Andi’s patterns (cropped cardis are perfect for fitted dresses), and just finished up Hetty. We’ll see how long it takes me to get the buttons on her…Anyone else knitting something new?