I took the advice that was in the comments on the last post, and started with the sleeves. I love how they have turned out, it really makes me excited to tackle the main body!
The embroidery takes a while, but I love the result. I'm so excited to finish this cardigan, and I'm especially pleased that I'll be able to wear it both while I'm demonstrably pregnant and afterwards, when I (hopefully) get my figure back.
In answer to some of the questions that arose from the last post:
1. I think I'm going to stick with straight fronts, since I don't feel that the original cardigan is long enough to have flattering angled fronts (even though I'm planning on attaching the knitted trim lower down, so the cardigan will be at least a few inches longer than it currently is).
2. I'm not going to keep the buttons on the front, I'm not concerned about being able to do it up at all- I think the embroidery with cover up the button holes on the other side, as well.
3. How I cast on- long tail cast on. It's my preferred cast on. But I'm a lefty, so I basically cast on backwards.
4.Yup, I have a cat named Yarn. She is a total lap cat, and needs lots of
snuggles. I have two cats, the other is Gatsby, who is very chatty and
never fails to greet me at the door whenever I come home. Sometimes he
just looks at me and purrs. They are spectacular felines. I also have an adorable hedgehog.
So, the next challenges: I'm not sure if I've done the embroidery long enough on the sleeves, but I decided to leave it as-is until I finish the body trim and embroidery, and see how far up I want it. I'm also considering adding some additional embroidery along the front edges (to cover up where I'll be cutting off the buttons, and the old button holes). What do you think? is there such a thing as embroidery overkill?