Sunday, November 11, 2007

I loves me some mattress stitch, but...

Okay, you all know that I am a sick puppy that loves seaming. It's just so satisfying to watch the two pieces merge so evenly and smoothly, and I like working the math to set in a sleeve or a collar ("So we have 56 stitches to fit to 39 stitches, let's see..."). But even I will admit this is a darn lot of ends to weave in:



That aside, I'm very pleased with the finished cardigan, a planned Christmas gift for my friend Matt's son Austin. The colors don't show well here but this is the vague idea, unblocked and unbuttoned. Geordie Stripe Yoke Jacket from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms, made a little longer than called for to accommodate cotton's shrinky behavior and adding a little stripe on the shoulder (chiefly because I was that short on orange yarn). There is very little yarn left from the 4 orange, 2 yellow balls of Debbie Bliss Cotton DK that I bought from Webs.

I'll go button-shopping later. Got to pick out some cuties for this guy!

4 comments:

trek said...

That is such a cool cardigan.

I want one in my size!!!

.: tani :. said...

what a lucky baby! it's an adorable sweater...

jae said...

oh wow! I likey the colors. have fun button shopping. they have such cool and creative buttons now-a-days.

Earin Marybird said...

If I mailed Claude to you would you sew him up for me? He sits in a very pretty blue glass dish and glowers at me day after day. I just cannot love sewing things up in knitting.

Your sewing, as usual, is very cool. Well done!