On the Needles

Nicole’s Carabe is one step closer to being finished – this is the same picture I posted last night so nothing has changed. I wanted to send it to Nicole but our microcell wasn’t working so I couldn’t send it with the cell phone so I just posted it on the blog last night, even though I knew I would be posting it again today. Only the sleeves are left to be knitted. This is a great pattern! The yarn is Mrs. Crosby’s Steamer Trunk and I LOVE this yarn! It’s very tightly twisted and I’ll be surprised if it pills but I’m holding out to see til after it’s been worn a bit.

Nicole's Carabe

Nicole’s Carabe

You might notice from the picture that I’ll probably be canning tomatoes at some point today  . . when I’d rather be knitting!

Carabe Progress

It’s still not blocked but the button band is done, the I-cord binding is done . . all that’s left are the sleeves, blocking and adding buttons.

Carabe

Carabe

I do love this sweater! I’m going to have to make one for me .. some time a long time from now!

Carabe Progress

In this post, I set out my hoped for dates of completing the steps in this project. I had hoped to have the bottom bound off by Sunday night. I got it done on Monday night. Considering the weird weekend with the trip to ER and the pain meds, I’m happy to have gotten it done by Monday.

Nicole's Carabe

Nicole’s Carabe

My next goal is to get the button band/collar done by the 18th. I actually think I can finish it by the 17th if I get some good knitting time today. 

I ordered buttons yesterday and hope they will be here before the end of the month! It’s a beautiful sweater and will look much better once it’s blocked. I hope Nicole loves it!