I have no idea when I'll be posting over the Christmas break, so I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or wonderful festive break of your choice.
And, as a special Merry Christmas for Sarah, who has been waiting most impatiently for me to finish and show it off, I thought I would post my finished Subtle Stripes Cardigan *laughs*
It sadly wasn't finished blocking for Friday, but I hope the wait was worth it...
I had originally wanted to make long sleeves, but I didn't have enough yarn left. Which is a shame, but I really love how it looks so it's not the end of the world!
I was a bit worried that the body would be way too short, but it blocked to the right length.
Modifications-wise - I increased around the hips, so I could have buttons all the way down, as I don't suit cardigans that only button at the top (also, they seem kinda impractical to me!) I also knitted the inner button band in my contrast colour, which I really like. I'd done it initially in case I didn't have enough yarn, but even though I do have enough left to replace it, I'm leaving it as it is ;)
I really like the subtlety of the stripes in the similar greys, and I'm loving the way the yarn looks - Rowan Felted Tweed, for reference ;)
Anyway, that's enough showing off from me!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, whatever you decide to do.