Monday, August 9, 2010

woodland progress

It's slow going. But it's finally starting to look like a sweater. I must be honest, I skipped ahead of the sleeves and seamed the shoulders and finished the neckline so I could at least slip it on and admire it a bit.

The sleeves have not been neglected though. I've finally reached the straightaway on these, and I have about 3 centimeters before I start shaping the shoulder decreases. They look short in this picture, but they are actually up to my bicep and are 44 centimeters long right now.

I had to show a close-up of the little button holes. I am really proud of these, even though they were ridiculously easy. I've never done button holes in knitting before, and had sort of developed a phobia about them. I know there are lots of ways to make button holes and some are a lot more challenging than others, but I wasn't expecting this to be quite so simple. I've already started scouring etsy and local artisans for seven perfect small buttons.

It occurs to me that the above shot actually shows two things I learned to do in this project: button holes and cables. Again, the two shown are the easiest versions of both, but now maybe I'll be brave enough to tackle cables and button holes that are slightly more complex.

I've been spinning as well. No pictures of that though, as it all sort of looks the same. I think I may be spinning too thin now, as when I let it double back on itself, I wind up with something like laceweight. And I don't really want to make socks out of laceweight.


Itchin' Stitchin' said...

That's pretty! Can't wait to see the finished sweater!

Michelle said...

The sweater is looking lovely!

Joy said...

It looks lovely! I'm working on a sweater for my 9 year old daughter right now too. It's so exciting to see it come together. :)