I recently finished a few big projects and found myself weighing up casting on a new project versus finishing up a few longer standing WIPs. In a virtuous fit, I decided WIP finishing was the way to go, especially as I’ve got three cardigans on the needles, all of which I love the look of — and I’ve been feeling a lack of cardis in my wardrobe of late. I was excited about my plan until I realized, with horror, that all three cardi WIPs were at or near a certain point. You know knitters talk about getting stuck on sleeve island? Well, I’ve spent some time there for sure, but recently, I realized there’s another bit of sweater–well, cardigan knitting–that I get bogged down at every time … button bands. And thus, I’m adding a new location to sweater geography … button band isthmus.