Hear that sound? That is the sound of the pre school cardigan (with hood) whooshing towards completion.
The only problem? You guessed it…button bands.
In the past 24 hours I have tried 6 different types, several of them more than once, all of them looking rather wonky. Devil is in the details, ya’ know?
Frankly if I could I’d go back and do zippers, but we went to the store yesterday, and girl #1 got to pick out the buttons. They are a pearly white, but shine pink. She loves them. Mom must make the buttons work.
So, I have decided to do loops out of i-chord and be done with it. I am really kicking myself in the pants for not incorporating the button holes into the cables along the front as I went. Lesson learned. I am not much on bulky projects (if merino on size 8’s is bulky) and will probably not like the button holes I can knit at this scale.
Oh, and to prove my new allegiance with the dark side…I am now festooning my children in leftover bits of yarn.
I know it is cruel, but I can’t stop. I love this yarn too much.