Yes, this IS primarily a knitting blog and, yes, I HAVE been knitting! 🙂 Here’s my progress on the Empire Waist Cardigan:
I like this pattern quite a bit and the City Tweed DK seems even softer the second time around. I am about to pick up stitches for the “skirt” (see another Leslie’s blog for a great discussion about how this cardigan is constructed). I am considering casting on a few more stitches for the neckband so it closes in a bit more towards the center. I’d also like to find a way to ensure that the back does not hike up higher than the front (as it did on my now departed Arwen). I imagine that involves short rows, though I’m open to other ideas if you have any. If I do add short rows, how do I make sure they are gradual so that there’s not a visible “pooch” in the back?