Loved the pattern, my only possible beef being that I don't really like the shaping at the neck in the front (it has kind of a "bend," where I'd prefer a smooth "slope"). But that's a small quibble, and I would not be surprised to find myself making another in the future!
My one big goof was the buttonholes -- I have no idea what happened, since I counted very carefully, but they are definitely... off. Not to mention very difficult to even find! Apparently I need to work on my buttonhole skills... I will likely wear this cardigan open or only buttoned at the top, so I may just leave it. but I have plenty of yarn left should I decide to re-do the neck band.
This was my first "selfish sweater," and I can't wait to wear it again in the Fall! The yarn was Knit Picks Palette in "Mauve." Lovely to work with, and I somehow ended up with an entire extra skein. Did I buy too much? At any rate, an extra skein of fingering yarn won't go to waste!
I really never thought that I'd be here one day -- knitting sweaters that I'm actually willing to wear in public. After so many failed attempts at knitting, I thought it just wasn't in my DNA! Perhaps that's why I take such pleasure in it now. Sewing... well, I've been sewing forever. While I enjoy sewing, I usually sew for the finished project, not because I enjoy cutting out fabric or hearing the whir of the machine. But knitting? Knitting is all in the process, isn't it? The gentle clack of the needles, the soothing repetition,
In the time it's taken me to take photos and post them, I've finished another sweater -- on a smaller scale, this time. Photos forthcoming!