Struggling along, sloth-like, on my CTD was really damaging to my knitting mojo. By comparison, my Debbie Met Sally summer cardi is a mojo booster. I am, in a few short days, about three inches past the great divide of sleeves and body. It feels great to be knitting a 'speed-a-long'.
The cardi is totally garter stitch - with a twist. Although the trim is normal garter stitch, worked on a 3.75mm needle, you can see that is is different than the garter stitch of the body.
I have chosen to put three buttonholes at the base of the V-Neck and let the rest of the sweater swing open.
I also chose to use the easy peasy, yarn-over, increase method.
My only apprehension stems from the amount of yarn I have. This is stash yarn and I have only five balls. So far, I have used the better part of two balls. Three to go. I am hoping to get the sweater to at least waist length. Short sleeves will do for summer, so the fingers are crossed.