While relaxing over the weekend and regrouping from an awesome vacation, I started another one using the same pattern but used solid purple & variegated purple yarns and did a smaller size. What remains are the sleeves, buttons & hat.
I don't know about others, but when it comes to sleeves... my crochet energy starts sliding, so what is a girl to do.... start another project. I spent the better part of Sunday evening modifying the child version of the striped crochet cardigan for me and after several attempts, think I finally got it right. I opted out of the stripes and instead worked rows of half-double crochet and crossed dc stitches. For a closer neckline, I joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch and did sc for several rounds til desired neckline. I need to do a few more rows along the front opening and then begin the sleeves.... drats those sleeves again....
...off to check out some blogs