The Kelly cardigan is complete. In fact it was complete about 2 weeks ago making it a pretty quick knit. I am always surprised at just how quickly Kidsilk Haze seems to knit up. I made the small size although I am wondering if perhaps I should not have perhaps made the extra small? I am not petite but it would seem that often the patterns I choose are rather too generous around the chest and yet almost always too short in the body for my liking although I guess that is just a personal desire not to flash any midriff wobbles . I didn't add any length to this and I had my usual trouble setting the sleeves, does anyone else find sleeve setting a nightmare?
I really love wearing this, I wish I had gone for a different colour because this really only goes with a few things in my wardrobe, I may be forced to knit another. The yarn is used double and it is so light and warm, like being hugged and who doesn't want to wear a cardigan that hugs you?
The pattern does not have button holes but requires snap fasteners, if I had bothered to think about this before knitting I probably would have made provision for button holes because I think tiny pearl style buttons would be gorgeous. The only snap fasteners I could find locally were rather clumsy looking so I opted for my usual fall back of a brooch fastening and I am happy with that for the moment but should I knit this again I would certainly add button holes or maybe if I wake up one morning and feel like making tiny i-cord (this is unlikely but you never know) I could add button and loop closures.
What to knit next? I have a baby tank top on the needles and a 4ply cotton sweater for Tilly, who would have though a garment to fit a 4 year old could require so many stitches? My gosh, it is a slow knit, does anyone else find 4ply cotton seems to take longer to knit than 4ply wool? Is this scientifically possible I wonder....? Anyway, I digress, I am wondering what to make for my next big project. I am really taken with some of the projects in the new Rowan Bamboo book but I haven't seen any real ones out there in blogland as yet. I am also keen on the little silk cardigan in the Erika Knight book. Decisions, decisions.....