I attempted to address my cardigan problem right away by casting on for the Effortless cardigan. Jacey was kind enough to give me this pattern last year as a birthday gift. I started it quite awhile ago with some cascade 220 but I didn't like how open the fabric was on size 9 needles so I frogged it and put it aside.
I cast-on again for the 34" size using #7 needles with the same yarn. however, i completely forgot that in the interim i'd used the yarn to make my french press slippers. i was worried that i won't have enough yarn for the sweater so i added in couple of stripes of handspun yarn. it's very close to the same thickness as the cascade so it's a nice match.
i'm on the waist increase rows now. i cast-on half of the front extension stitches based on many recommendations in Ravelry that the full extensions overwhelm petite ladies and also to manage my yarn. i'm pretty sure i should have enough to finish.
of course, it's now 86 degrees outside so knitting a worsted weight sweater is like torture. hopefully i can finish it up before it becomes completely unbearable.