The blue sweater is ready to be worn but the piggy buttons from Kathyb's fun swap, which I was counting on, are not going to work. I made the button holes too small and now I need small round buttons that will slide through the silly-tiny holes. Now EZ Cardigan is moving on and I couldn't be happier! It will be so thrilling to have two sweaters finished in less than four months.
I was not sure about knitting with fingering weight wool (I'm using Knit Picks Palette). I kept thinking that it might take longer to knit a sweater with thin yarn and small needles and I might get bored and quit/frog. Not true! Actually the fine yarn seems to make the knitting smoother and faster.
BUT there is a whole lotta curling going on with this sweater!! Because it is knit all in one piece I can't block or press each piece before joining. Without the blocking it is curling around the neck, around the arm holes, around the bottom--I just keep knitting and it keeps curling. When I look down at it in my lap it is just a big ball of peach wool and I have to paw through it to find the edge and start a new round. I know there's a sweater in there somewhere!
I grabbed an arm load of Simply Soft and started what I am calling "Multicolored, Shawl of Many Textures." Even if it doesn't turn out to be a pretty as I think it will, you can't beat Simply Soft for a shawl. It will be warm, soft and flowing. I can't wait!
Finally, to satisfy my multiproject desires I started Malabrigo Wristlets. No fingers, no thumbs, just ruffled warmth around the wrists and hands. Ummmmm!!
Life is good!