The weekend is going splendidly, and I have lots of cool things to tell you, but time is tight this morning, so just a quick update on the cardigan. Which I am not wearing today. I got as far as cutting the steek:
No stabilization, no fancy extras - just (thankfully not misplaced) faith in the stickiness of Noro Kureyon. (I did do a test swatch first - more on that tomorrow.)
I picked up the requisite ratio of stitches, and dutifully knit three ridges of garter stitch (as per EZ).
Time to make buttonholes. Probably a good idea to check the size against the buttons. Buttons! Damn. Many months ago I picked up a few sets of buttons down in the city (for just such an eventuality), and put them in a Safe Place. Unfortunately the locale was chosen early in the moving-in chaos, and a late night flurry of searching failed to turn up any trace of buttony objects. I was deep in the slough of despond, when DH pointed out that our duvet cover had been steadily losing buttons, thanks to the children utilising it as a burrow, and he had stored them in an actual safe place.
Perfect! I think I might actually need seven, so will snip the remaining two off the duvet if necessary. But not in time to wear the darned thing today.
So... anyone have any leads on fabulous online button sources? Preferably Canadian, but US shipping to Canada would do. (If only someone whom I thought loved me had not GIVEN AWAY the enormous vintage button collection she inherited.....)