All it took was the taunting of the red yarn and - ta da!
One finished cardigan:
I decided to go for a little different effect on the neckline and didn't extend it over the button band. For some reason I like it. I wanted a little of a vintage-y feminine look, and I think I managed to accomplish same here. The little vintage buttons helped.
(and i just won another batch on Ebay, so more are on their way!)
Am looking forward to going back "on the grid" and working from a pattern next time, but this was fun and I see I DO know enough to design something that actually fits and looks alright. This may be a better way to go - as opposed to my usual routine of trying to fit square yarn into a triangle pattern. Maybe next time I'll also go from scratch?
And ahem, please pardon the saggy chest - it had been a long day in a strapless bra, and I wasn't going back, even if it means bad blog pics. You girls understand..... :-)