A collection of crafts made by someone with
a) too much time on her hands
b) an overactive imagination
c) someone whose creative side feels stifled by her science job/background
d) all of the above
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Its button time
These are the sleeves of my little cardi. I didn't like the way it was turning out - see the one on the right. I hadn't counted on my gauge for garter stitch being so different in the round, versus flat. The second sleeve cuff (on the left) I knit flat and seamed it shut. I liked it much better. So I frogged the first cuff and knit it flat as well. The whole thing is now finished. Pretty cute eh?
Well, except its missing button. I'm still not 100% sure who I'll be giving this to. Maybe Heather's baby - who will be a boy. Or maybe a former coworker - who will be having a girl. I really like these green buttons. What do you think?
I think they would be perfect for either a boy or girl. I'm still debating doing a little embroider or needle felting too. In anycase, I'm super happy with it. I'm also in love with this yarn. I bought this yarn with the intentions of finally making a sweater for Kev. Its 50% acrylic/50% wool, so I thought it would be warm enough, but also easy care. But I love the colour and I love the way it knits up. Great stitch definition and just so nice to knit with. I'm thinking about making myself a Lady Kina. This sweater looks so much like me. Its so wearable. And I'm thinking that the acrylic might make it cool enough to make this garment a nice transitional cover up. And then I can use a nice yellow/green button too.