Sunday, October 7, 2007

TWO finished objects this weekend! Whoooo Hoooo!

First- the FINAL pics on the Peace Fleece Everyday Cardigan.
Get a load of those hand-painted buttons! (THANKS AGAIN, MOM!)
And I FINALLY finished Sam's Wonderful Wallaby, although now it's 80 degrees in October and it'll probably be a while before he can wear it without sweating buckets!
True to his big-headed size, the hood is a little wonky, but I think it'll all work out once the sweater gets a wash, as it's mostly cotton and will stretch out quite a bit. Here's a shot of him being his goofy self...

Then it was "Can I take this off now, it's TOO HOT OUT HERE!" Can't blame him, but he really IS happy that I finally finished this, since it's been "hibernating " in the "almost done" pile for months.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Peace Fleece Everyday Cardigan

DONE! Well, I'm waiting on the clear coat on the handpainted buttons (THANKS MOM!) to dry, and the final blocking of the sweater is still a bit damp, but it's DONE!
My mom is a FANTASTIC painter, and I sent the natural wood buttons that came with the sweater kit over to her with my gague swatch of the yarn, and she came up with these dainty little flowers that are PERFECT!

Now, if the ridiculous weather would cooperate! It's been in the 80's (yes, the *80's* in October, in MICHIGAN! Unheard of!) I can't wait for sweater & turtleneck weather, but I guess I'll have to wait a little longer. :sigh: