Done

The Dollar and a half cardi is finished and drying.

Closeup of the buttons:

I probably won’t have modeled pics before tomorrow, as it’s taking longer to dry now that all the pieces are together.   I think the first picture gives you some idea of how gargantuan the sleeves are.  I don’t think they’re supposed to be drop shoulders, but they are on me! Ah well… live an learn, right?  It’s still a cute sweater, just not exactly the way I wanted it.

Sometimes I get very tired of having to change knitting patterns to make them smaller (designers?  A size 34 is not an XS) although I will admit it has made me a better knitter.   I can change top down patterns in a jiffy, but I still have some fears with sweaters made in pieces.

I have been bitten by the ripple bug.  Now I simply must make my very own ripple blanket… but in what yarns?  It must be machine washable, but I do not like the colors of most acrylics.  Hmm… have to think about this one.