There is incredible satisfaction when a knitting project is finished. Still, this one, fresh off the needles in this photo, takes a little bit of faith. Is it really done?
Make two folds in the above blob and, voila! You have a baby sweater. Faith is a good thing to have when following an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern.
Seam those arms and now it's truly apparent...it's done.
But wait. It needs closure and embellishment. If this soon to join the world babe is as enthusiastic about all things round as his brother, Ethan, I think I chose the right buttons. A few months ago, Ethan joined us for lunch at a local Italian restaurant. The waitress gave him a blob of pizza dough to play with and wouldn't you know it? Ethan formed it into a ball and threw it as far as he could. Being only two, it wasn't all that far. It plopped into my dish and splattered marinara sauce on my jacket. I was so delighted with his antics that I barely noticed the stain. I love little boys.
In case you can't tell by the photo, this pattern gives you the opportunity of where to place the buttons. On the left band for a girl and on the right button band for a boy. It's such a clever little pattern.
Short of a swim in some Eucalan, the sweater is finally complete. I ran up to the yarn store this afternoon to match some softer yarn for a hat, and if I'm lucky and have enough yarn, some booties.
I still need to finish the blanket I'm making for him, but I'm feeling better that at least this is done!