Procrastination? Is me or did it seem like forever to get my cardigan finished? The actual knitting part I thoroughly enjoyed and zoomed through it (a record for me!). But the finishing? Well, let's just say it took me a long, long time. I don't know why I dragged my feet, but it's happened before on other projects. The ends are left unwoven, the buttons unattached and the seams unsewn. **sigh**
Worst of all, I started and finished a few other projects in the interim: mittens (from a neat little Bernat booklet of winter gear I got for a dollar), a couple of hats (and yes, these came from the same booklet from which the cardi came) and even a couple of crochet items for the kitchen (check out Bernat's free crochet patterns). Sure they were all small items, but eventually the call of the cardi beckoned--and I finally answered.
So without further ado, here's my finished cardigan:
What do you think about the buttons? It was hard to find something that matched closely enough to the rich colours of the regal twist:
And here's the requisite pics of me striking a few poses (so hard to take myself seriously in a self-portrait, but I always appreciate the finished item modelled on a real person):
Now I can focus on my next project which requires lots and lots of little granny squares like the one pictured below.