I finished it! The ends are woven in, the buttons are on, the Ravelry notes are updated, and the (not so great) pictures have been taken! I miss being able to spend time getting the perfect pictures, but in just a few more weeks I'll not only have all the time I want to stand, stoop, squat, and bend; I'll have a great subject too. :)
This was my second lace project (my first was posted HERE) and I actually found this project to be much easier than the hat. This has only 1 repeat of a lace pattern which makes it much less confusing for beginners. This project keeps your interest, but isn't hard AT ALL. In fact I found that it was very easy to predict what would probably come next. If you happen to be looking for a first lace project, I would suggest this one first for sure! Just reverse what I did and do the cardi first and the hat next. :) You will feel like you can tackle anything after that!
So in other news, I'm 33 today! And guess what? I'm still in bed, just sitting up typing, and my sweet baby is still snoring next to me. A quiet morning to post on the blog, Tim started the coffee pot a few minutes ago, and I have pumpkin bread to eat for breakfast thanks to a sweet friend, that's a pretty awesome start for a birthday if ya ask me! Oh and it's cool outside so I plan to spend some time on the porch knitting today, enjoying this fall weather. I think it's actually going to be autumn-like (my favorite season) for my birthday today. All of the kids and I are home from church this morning (usually just one of the older kids stay home with me), the strep pneumonia that got Tim last week has now hit my two smallest girls. :( They have had medicine for the last two days so today should be a turning point. We had a pretty good night last night so that's a very good sign! Ben is at church (he is in charge of music) and he is going to try to let me watch when they start service through FaceTime! Woot woot! How awesome will that be, not having to miss church every Sunday?! I really miss hearing my Daddy preach when I'm not there, and I miss his silly stories. I'm hoping to get to see some of my Sunday school boys too! Oh yes, this is shaping up to be a fun Birthday! :) xo, Sam