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It's finished!


There is nothing more thrilling than finishing a project. Thrilling and exciting and terrifying. Because, there is always that possibility that something went horribly wrong. Your math might be wrong and whole thing ends up two sizes too small. (Been there, done that). Inexplicably, one might sleeve might be two inches shorter than the other. Your knots might not be tight enough and it immediately starts to unravel. The intended recipient might hate it. There is so much that could go wrong.

 I cast off the last stitch of Anna's cardigan at about 8 o'clock last night.


Time for buttons and blocking!

I made a late night dash to the fabric store for the perfect buttons. I wove in the ends, sewed on the buttons, handwashed it and pinned it down to dry overnight- scared the entire time that something was going to go wrong.


Buttons- check. Blocking- check.

 And, this morning, nothing had gone wrong. I unpinned it and it was a glorious thing. Exactly what I had imagined when planning on the project. I made Anna try it on. It fit just right. She gave me a long hug and asked if she could wear it to church today and to school tomorrow.


Anna's Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan

It matches her baptism dress perfectly.

Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan and Miss Mary Dress

She loves it. I love it. It's definitely a winner.

Anna's Tiny Tea Leaves

Yarn and pattern information are on my Ravelry page. This project was 100% inspired by Ellen Mason's Dress + Cardigan project. There are more dress and cardigan pairings in my future. Specifically one for Ellery and one for me if I'm feeling really, really brave.






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Lo-train said…
So amazing. Cannot believe you can do that! I will never know...

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