I bound off the final stitch on Knit Nite. All that's left are some buttons, but first, I've got to shop for some matching thread.
I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Lake, Lime, and Taupe, on size 4.5mm, 80 cm circulars, and got 20 sts/10 cm. First I knit the rectangle collar, then at the yoke, I used short-rows to bring up the back of the neck. The body is worked back & forth, a breeze in garter stitch. I worked the sleeves magic-loop style in the round, which means alternating knit & purl rows. In retrospect, I should've worked the sleeves flat as well, so the garter stitch stripes would match up better. To hide the jog, I very tightly knotted the begining and end of each single stripe, in esscence, pulling them closer together. Finally, I picked up the button bands, worked them in garter stitch, and made YO's for the buttonholes.
I used Barbara Walker's Classic Raglan Cardigan formula from Knitting from the Top. I made up my own calculations as I went, from the my nephew's measurments at 12 months.
Knit Nite was also a pre-birthday party for me, although at my age, birthdays are beginning to be a dreaded occasion. I'm now closer to 40 than 30, but then when I watch reruns of Sex and the City, and see Samantha in action, I realize there's still much to look forward to!
My lovely sister Char brought me a chocolate birthday cake. Yum! This time, we kept the candles to a minimum. We didn't want to set off the smoke alarms!