Sunday, September 26, 2010

On being complete

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!

Next!

18 comments:

Rose said...

Great looking jacket!! I love that pattern but have yet to make one. One day.....

Mausie1 said...

really looks good and your right you can kind of use it for boys or girls.. Hugs Birgit

Stephanie V said...

Love the color combo. And I love little boys, too! Those b'balls are perfect!

Kathleen said...

HOLY SMOKES! An Origami sweater! Love, love, love it. And thank you for the presentation in stages. Very fun.

Brenda said...

Oh I LOVE this. And the buttons really add so much to it. I may have to try this for the grand daughters. But I am still working on the blankets. As cool as it is here today I need to make hats and gloves.

Gail said...

This is such a handsome sweater, oh, that I had your talent!

Quiltluver said...

That is a cute sweater! Love those buttons. He sure is a lucky little boy to have you in his life.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ohhhh good job! and i love the buttons! i am so glad you showed how this came together, very clever indeed!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxooxox

SkippyMom said...

How in the world do you knit something like that? Amazing - the pattern is so cool. And symetrical like and all angle-y!! I love it - and the buttons are a perfect touch.

Talk about jealous. I will loan you my FIL for a lesson in how to knit. You haz the talent girlie. Wow!

ari_1965 said...

It's lovely.

Joanna said...

Yes indeed, that's one sweet little sweater. Lucky boy to have a knitter close by.

Miss 376 said...

It's fantastic, love the colours and the way the pattern has worked.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

That is great looking Rudee. Love the button and I know he will too. That was quite an amusing story. I too love little boys and little girls and my big boys and big girls.
Blessings.
QMM

debra said...

Love it, rudee, and the buttons are great! I have a couple of sweaters my mom made for my kids, and the buttons are amazing! She sewed them on the sweater (she used that ribbon stuff on the inside) and used snaps as closures. They still make me smile.

sapphireblue said...

I love the stripes. That's going to make a wonderful gift.

Jadekitty said...

So very adorable!

jeannette said...

Soo cute, Rudee! I looked at the video and it still looks too complicated for my pea brain! Anyways I have an excuse not to start on it, since I'm knitting hats in the Fall lol!

Ruth said...

so cute.