It Has Sleeves!

I’ve managed to meet another one of my April goals: my Lily Cardigan now has sleeves!

I added a couple of rows of garter stitch at the cuffs, before the picot bind-off, to stop them from rolling.

After getting the body stitches back on the needles and knitting a couple of rows, I was able to try it on.  It is just a touch too small, like I expected, but I love the style and the feel of the yarn. It is so soft and yummy.  I would totally buy this yarn again to make something else, on sale.  At $11.99 regular price, well, it is too much.  I’m so glad I bought it on sale, though. Actually, I’ll confess, I bought eight balls on sale, but I need nine to knit this.  So, last week I went to my sort-of-LYS (which I don’t really like because the customer service is awful, but the selection is amazing!) and picked up a ball at full price in a different dye lot.  It is a bit lighter than the original dye lot, but I think it is blending in okay because I am knitting two rows with it and two rows with the original dye lot.  It helps that this yarn is unevenly dyed to begin with.

Seriously, I knew I needed nine balls to knit this.  I have no idea why I only bought eight. From now on I promise to buy one extra ball of yarn, if the price isn’t too high. 🙂

On to cross stitching!  Sunflower Fairy is coming along very well.  Although, in the picture below you can see a wee bit of a mistake.  That shouldn’t be such a light colour on top of that bud in the bottom left.  I’ve since fixed it and stitch a wee bit more.  Unfortunately, I won’t be working on it tomorrow night at my LNS’s stitching night. 🙁 My husband has to go to a condo board meeting, and I have to stay home with Baby Man.  It is a sacrifice I will make with only mild protest since I get to go to my LNS’s retreat at the end of the month.

On Thursday I’ll be taking another one of my monthly trips to the office, which means I need to get some small knitting project on the needles.  A half finished cardigan isn’t really bus knitting.  I did say I would work on my second Broadripple sock this month, so I guess I’ll get that cast on tomorrow.

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