Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Emerson's BICO 004

I finished Emerson's sweater a little bit ago and finally added the buttons. The buttons are wooden and I got them at Joann's. They were in a little basket of clearance buttons and I thought it was a quarter for the two of them but in fact then all of them were half off that. If the Bug hadn't been so ready to go I would have gone back and really gone through them. I never have buttons...

Emerson's BICO 005

The edging is actually a creamy white but it was bright outside and the contrast was too much for my little camera to imagine. The blue is the alpaca blend that I used to make my felt hat last year. Maybe I will make a white flower to go on my hat and we will be matchy, matchy. I imagine that the Bug will felt parts of the sleeves and the front of this sweater pretty fast. He does love to chew on his sweaters... :)

The only thing I don't like about this pattern (ravelry link) is the arms are big all the way down the the wrist. Part of what makes it so quick to work up is that there is no shaping. (Which you hardly need for a baby anyway.) You don't have to worry about following the pattern every line and counting and recounting to make sure you have it right. It was so easy I thought of making a grown up sized one as well. But the sleeves would make me crazy and I am not skilled enough with the hook yet to be able to imagine how to do the decrease properly. And I have so many other things I'd like to make right now.

Eventually I will get a picture of the Bug actually in it, but that didn't happen today.


sharon said...

This is soooo pretty...
When you have a minute (ha ha) can I have one? :)

Anonymous said...

This sweater is so beautiful. I love the colors and can't wait to see it on Emerson. Much love, Lisa