I’ve had these little labels for several years and this is the first project that I actually remembered to grab one. It adds some charm, I think. The label is a bit off center but not enough to re-sew. The buttons are attached but I didn’t think through the placement of the buttonholes well-enough. The last buttonhole on the collar is spaced a bit closer than the rest. Something that I will plan better next time. I don’t think my nephew will mind.
I’ve cast on for a mindless wavy garter stitch scarf with a single ball of Chroma to keep my fingers busy while I wait on my order of new yarn to arrive. It doesn’t appear that this lone ball of Chroma is going to be enough yarn for a full-sized scarf so a stash raid will be needed to figure out how to lengthen this thing. Perhaps mixing in some complementary solid yarn at the end will work. Off-white, maybe? The pattern is simple: Cast on a multiple of 13 stitches plus 2 edge stitches. (I’ve cast on 41 stitches) Row 1: K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk* repeat till one stitch remains, k1 Row 2: K across. Repeat these two rows until the scarf is long enough. Since I have more than enough scarves in my home, this beauty is going to become a Christmas gift. It’s never too early to start planning for Xmas!
For my next big project, I’m thinking of a color-stranded felted bag. I like the cross-body kind. Maybe I’ll even order some purse hardware to finish it up. I need my yarn to arrive so I can figure it all out. 🙂
4 thoughts on “Finishing Touches and Xmas in August”
That is a super cute sweater.
Love the little tag. I make little index cards for people with care instructions but this is more convenient.
I love the jumper 🙂 Super cute.
Cutest sweater, your nephew will love it! 😉