This little cardi is a fast knit. Although the ball band suggested a gauge of 18 stichest over 4 inches with a 4.5mm needle I am getting 12 stitches over 4 inches with the same needle. Quite a difference! But faster knitting, for sure.
I started with the cast on number from the Shrug This pattern in One Skein Wonders, which conveniently has a gauge of 12 sts/4in and from there have just been knitting to fit. The beauty of top down. Finished by Easter is the current goal.
And another word on weather. This little poem taken from a Church bulletin and attributed to annonymous.
Whether the weather be fine
Whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or weather the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.
Annonymous must have been Canadian.