not very grand, i know, but at least i have ryan here to celebrate with me. (thanks, mom, for the awesome balloon!) everyone in the office seems to have their televisions on and i can't believe the networks have superceded soaps for all-day coverage of the inauguration. it's just wonderful. also wonderful?
these buttons i found at the button store, my favorite source for buttons in los angeles. the woman who runs the place is fabulous - super helpful, even offering tips about modifying buttonholes post-knit to work with specific buttons. so yes, that means...
she's done!* although the mrs darcy cardi wasn't the super-easy stockinette sweater i was hoping for, i really love her and recommend this knit to more advanced knitters who've made sweaters in the past. there are a number of errors in the instructions, but the fixes are pretty intuitive, and i found that knitting the body in the round really helped. if i were to knit it again, i'd increase the length of the armscythes and sleeve caps by a couple of rows - the arm holes are a bit snug, but not uncomfortable. also, the yarn (knit picks shine worsted)? super sheddy. but so soft and kinda shiny.
finally - many many thanks to lindsay soll from entertainment weekly for the link-back! i am all a-flutter!:
*sorry for the bleary-eyed weird-pose wet-hair photo. early AM, first day of the work week and all. also, michelle, hope you don't mind i stole your photo of me.