Today my plan was to show off my completed Double X Cardie in the gorgeous green Rowanspun DK. I’ve been wrestling with the finishing of this sweater. Truth be told, I wrestle with the finishing of most sweaters. I spend an oddly long time on button bands and collars. I knit, rip and reknit with wild abandon.
Double X Cardie was no exception. The collar was made
twice three times and the button bands about four times. I want the last bits to be just right. Fine up to a point, but then it’s just a fear of commitment. (Guilty)
The elements are now just right and as I went to sew on the buttons I’d bought yesterday, I noticed I’d made seven buttonholes. (Who sees what’s coming next?) Yes, I bought six buttons. Seven buttonholes + six buttons = problem. I bought the last six of this style button in the store, so a quick trip to get another won’t work. I could try another Joann outpost or just get a different button in the same size. I’ll worry about it tomorrow.
Excuse me while I throw a tantrum.
So instead of showing you my cute green sweater, I’ll play show and tell with my new, GREEN unstolen iPod nano (8GB baby!). I LOVED my stolen nano, but this one will grow on me given time. It’s cute and green and holds more music than I currently own. Yup, my whole iTunes library fits on my nano. Freaking amazing. And yes, that nano is sitting on a Post It note for scale. Crazy.