deck the halls

It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m sick.

Yep. At least it’s not a repeat of the horrible stomach flu which has stricken so many of my friends in recent weeks (I had it a while back already). No, this time it’s the less-violent but much more prolonged sore throat and runny nose.

But I’m not too sick to knit!

treeline stripe, mid-yoke

All knit gifts are away (or at least done, there’s one that’s not away yet) and I’m back to working on the Treeline Stripe cardigan. I knit and knit and watched many, many episodes of Bones…

et voila! On the blocking towels.

treeline stripe, blocking

Maybe I’ll just leave the buttons off for now – I really wanted to wear this sweater for Christmas day, and I managed to make it happen! I did run out of Kidsilk Haze on the second buttonband, but meh. You can’t really tell, since the whole sweater is pretty darn fuzzy.

I’m hoping I got enough out of the blocking to make it fit better – it was a little on the too-snug side in the body when i tried it on earlier. But by the measurements, it should fit now. Full wrap-up and FO photos tomorrow!

Merry Christmas, or Tuesday!







9 responses to “deck the halls”

  1. Wanett Avatar

    The sweater looks great! I can’t wait to see the modeled shots. Btw I love Bones, do you read the book series too?

  2. Ivy Mae Avatar

    HA! Knitting and watching Bones is exactly what I’ve been doing for the last three days. Isn’t it interesting that a heroine with such a lack of social graces somehow has this treasure trove of edgy yet hip necklaces?

  3. gleek Avatar

    very cute! i love the raglan. merry christmas!

  4. Cambria Avatar

    I love Bones! i have both seasons on DVD for just such occasions. the cardigan is beautiful.

  5. Laura Avatar

    Hi Laura, sweater is very pretty! Is this from your free raglan pattern? Can you tell me what is the difference between version 1 and version 2? Thanks, Happy Holidays, I love to read your blog, and your hair looks great!
    Laura S.

  6. Stéphanie Avatar

    Wow ! The cardigan looks lovely.

  7. Dani Avatar

    Beautiful! I love the outdoorsy look to this sweater…. I’m sure it is going to be fabulous on you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

  8. Seanna Lea Avatar

    I love the clean lines of your cardigan! What kind of buttons were you thinking of using on it?

  9. Nubiancraftster Avatar

    oh wow I can’t wait to see it on you. looks wonderful!

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