Freebasing Granny Sweater
Oh and A.C. Moore? They sell no buttons. Nor does Michaels. And the nearest Joann Fabrics is too far to drive for just buttons.
I settled on some wooden beads that I let Chunky paint red.
Here's my photo shoot of him modeling it in the 80 degree weather yesterday.
My favorite picture is this one.
So here's the stats:
Pattern: Very loosely based on Jilian from The Garter Belt. VERY loosely.
Yarn: TLC Essentials in "Country Blue" and some Red Heart in "Country Blue" for the collar, button bands, and left sleeve. The "fair isle" designs were made from random scraps of similar weight acrylic in my stash.
Needles: US 8
Notes: I really hate this sweater. It's poorly seamed, the "fair isle" is rippled, the buttonholes suck, and the sleeves are just godawful (they flare where they shouldn't.)
But half-assed was the name of the game with this sweater. I would like to pretend that I'm just so skilled at knitting that I had to try to get it to look this craptacular, but that would be a lie. It's taught me that I really need to practice knitting garments in pieces and seaming them together.
Oh and modifying a pattern? I'll be thinking about that twice next time I get the notion!