I just finished sewing the buttons on my Augusta Cardigan, with my brand-new-first-ever-purchased pair of reading glasses.
Augusta Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Source: New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre
Materials: every last bit of yarn from 6 skeins of Quince and Co. Osprey yarn in "Storm"
My Modifications: I reversed the cables on one side for symmetry. As usual, I used a 3 needle bind-off on the shoulders. I picked up stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves top-down on circular needles. (My friend Angie taught this technique to me after taking a class from Sarah Peasley at Stitches West. Thank you, Angie!)
|I especially like the cables on the sleeves!|
I will definitely be knitting more projects with both!
This is how the conversation went while I checked my son's homework essay last night:
Me: Is that a comma or a period? I can hardly read this.....what size font did you use?
Him: (teasing me) C'mon Mom, you're getting old.
Me: I just need reading glasses, it doesn't mean I'm ancient or anything. I just keep forgetting to buy them when I'm out during the day. Then I remember I need them when I'm trying to read at night.
Him: Ummmm, you're argument is not helping your case, Mom, hee-hee.
So, I broke down and went to the drugstore today to buy a pair.
Actually, they helped quite a bit when it was time to thread the needle and sew the buttons on my new sweater!
By the way, I hope to make FO Friday a weekly event, at least until I clear up my backlog of half-finished projects!