Sunday, July 14, 2013

little buds for the little bun

Despite the fact that my daughter is very warm-blooded and never gets cold, and we live in Southern California, where the temperature is usually in the 70s when it's not in the 90s, I can't stop myself from knitting her sweaters. Or trying to knit her sweaters. I've been knitting on-and-off for several years, and have never really ventured past scarfs, ponchos, purses, the occasional hat and other variations on the rectangle.

But I kept seeing this cute little sweater pop up - like here and here - and decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did, because it was really fun and just challenging enough. And although there are a few mistakes character-lending flaws, I'm still super happy with how it came out.

Now if only I hadn't of finished it during the summertime... will have to work on my timing...

The Bun went with me to the fabric store and picked the buttons (pink flowers, of course) herself.

I haven't blocked the sweater yet, which supposedly really helps even everything out. I just couldn't resist getting it off the needles and onto her, like, immediately. It's also a little short because I got tired of doing row after row of stockinette stitch. (See: previously stated short attention span. )

You can find a link to the pattern on my ravelry page, here, if you'd like to try it yourself!

For other knitting ideas, check out KCCO, which I linked up to here!

1 comment:

  1. Its lovely, great buttons too! I totally understand the urge to put it straight on, but I also love blocking, I just wash and dry flat, it will make those leaves really pop! :)


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