I've had this cardigan finished for a couple of weeks, immediately bought the buttons and then misplaced them. So back to the store to find even cuter, flower buttons. I mirrored the lace panels. It was easy to sew up and lots of fun to make.
I also designed the hat based on the lace pattern on the front of the cardi.
I winged it on the decreases for the crown and kitchenered the last 8 stitches to close the top. I'm pretty happy with it.
This one used variegated floss and teeny tiny beads.
last year and 2009.
For my holiday stitching, I'm going to go through my JCS Christmas magazines, copy the ones I want to do and make up little kits for myself. That way I can just 'grab and go'.