I know I promised Snug would be unveiled last Friday, but I didn't realize how hard it would be to find good toggle buttons. It took a while, but I got the absolute *perfect* toggle buttons for this sweater, which you may remember from earlier in the week. Like so...
I LOVE these buttons. And then I had to remember how to single crochet to add the trim. And then I added the trim all the way around instead of just on one side. And then I decided I liked it that way, so there. And now, it's FINALLY finished. Like so...
It really turned out pretty cute. I had grand visions of embroidering a pink flower or two on the front, but in the end it came down to a couple of things. Thing one: I can't embroider to save my life. Thing 2: I really just want to knit on Peerie Flooers at the moment and I couldn't be bothered. Is that bad? Hope not.
I do have to say that while this pattern looks super simple, it is in fact kind of a pain in the hiney. Really, I'd rather spend 5 minutes seaming a few tiny seams than a couple of hours doing all sorts of knitting gymnastics to avoid them. But that might just be me. It's cute, though. And I learned all sorts of cool stuff like provisional cast ons and Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off, which is pretty nifty. All in all, I'd say it's a win.
Now, I'm staying up at night worrying that I didn't use washable wool, and it's for a baby, and the mom is going to either accidentally turn it into a doll sweater with spectacular buttons or else hate me for giving it to her. What do y'all think? Washable only for babies, or do you sometimes gift wooly stuff?
After you've solved that burning question for me, head over and check out FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday, both crammed to the rafters with neat-o projects made by spectacular people. That's a win, too.