If you have been following my blogs, you know the story behind this sweater. For those of you who haven't read my past posts, this cardigan has an interesting story. My DSIL, who passed away a year ago in October, started this for her husband, Jim. Before she died, she asked me to finish it. She had the back pretty much done and had started the ribbing for both fronts. She thought she had more yarn somewhere in the house, but after several months, it hadn't turned up. It had been purchased from a little souvenir shop on the Aran Island Inish Mor, but I didn't have the contact info, so I set about trying to find something that would do. I finally found some Aran yarn in a charcoal heather in an LYS in SLC that would coordinate with the main color, a dark bottle green, and had decided to use it to make the sleeves. They only had three balls, so I had to order some from a place in Canada. After the yarn arrived, DBIL found the rest of the original yarn in his house.
By this time it was summer. Not much need for a heavy sweater. I started up again in the fall and finished it in time for Christmas. It was under the tree, from both his DW and me. I have treated this project as a prayer project, similar to prayer shawls. It was rough for him for a while after his DW, and he needed the prayers. He is doing better.
Today is my birthday, so I'm taking it easy, working on something for myself. I had a great Christmas. Hope everyone of you did too. My regular blog will be back next week.