pattern: Cottage Creations Babies & Bears
yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
mods: collar rather than hood
I know this picture is a bit blurry, but without the flash the color of the yarn comes through. I have been wanting to knit this project ever since my friend Flair knit one up. The construction is interesting – knit from each sleeve toward the center line and then kitchenered up the back! I have also been attempting to knit from my stash and I have lots of Cotton Ease, so there could be a few more of these in my knitting future. When in between big projects, my grandmother often knit up a baby something-or-other to have on hand for gift giving and I think that is a good idea. It is also a great way to knit from the stash!
You may notice in the button close up that I put in five button holes, but I am only using three — I need to sew up the other two. The puppy buttons were perfect, but five was overkill.
Did you all have a nice Mother’s Day? Mr. Boar and I went plant/yard shopping and bought ourselves a new gardening toy. A gas powered edging tool that will take attachments! So we bought ourselves the rototilling attachment and also the weed whacking attachment. OMG I am in love with that rototiller! That thing has made mincemeat of some back-breaking labor — I got all of my veggie beds turned over and also extended a garden that has been on my mind. Yay for power equipment for Mother’s Day! (I also got a plant and some chocolates from the Ds).
Those buttons are adorable!!
Only you would love power equipment for mother’s day, lol!
An FO, I am very impressed;)
Aw, what a cute cute sweater!
(I’m with you on power anything for mother’s day, actually. Rototillers ROCK.)
Love the sweater. I’m into the power equipment too!!!
Lovely little sweater and the buttons are cute. I don’t know what is that power thingie you got yourself but it sounds good to me :)
Veru cute sweater! We use tons of Cotton Ease here. I actually finished something myself with it. Nothing like power tools that we can run ;-)