I was really hoping to have a finished Puff-Sleeved Cardigan to show you today but alas, it is not finished. Various events conspired against my progress such as last weekend's camping trip, Independence Day, and my insurmountable distaste for figuring out how to space button holes.
This is where I am.
I zipped through the button band in one evening. Soon thereafter I began the buttonhole band. The instructions say to pick up stitches and then place markers evenly to denote where the buttonholes will go. That of course is silly, since there are three whole rows of knitting to be done before making the button holes, so I just went ahead and knit those rows. Then stopped. And here I am.
Unlike many people, I don't actually dislike making button holes. It's just the maddening process of figuring out where to put them that drives me into a rage. I always think I'm being very smarty pants with my math and then realize I've overlooked some minor but important detail. And the fact that I can't remember where it is that I always go wrong just increases the likelihood of making the same mistake again. I suppose I should just get it over with, shouldn't I?