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But before I get to the buttons, I have a lot of knitting to do:
I'm using Juniper Moon's Findley Dappled lace weight yarn (50% merino, 50% silk) in Cloudbank (held double) for this top, and for the first time in a long time, I'm not sure of my gauge (sad face). I did a swatch, but had a beast of a time counting my stitches. I went with a larger size to give the top some positive ease, and I think (and hope) it will work out when blocked.
But here's a helpful hint: you might notice the ziploc bags in my photo. I saw this on Pinterest - Since I'm working with two balls of yarn as I knit with my yarn held double, I put each ball in a baggie to keep my yarn from getting tangled. I just pricked a little hole in the bottom corner of each bag, and ran my yarn through the hole. The bags are big enough for each ball to move and spin freely, but it keeps them separate and neat. So far, it's working like a charm!
I'll keep you posted on my KAL! In the meantime, don't forget to enter my Mosaic Blanket and Yarn Giveaway!! I'd love to have loads more people enter! The fun ends on Friday, August 8th at midnight EST.