Yes! Shoulders seamed and butterfly-shaped buttons sewn. The only thing left to do is ribbing on the cuffs. This will lengthen the sleeves and make for a close fit around the wrists.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Well, the knitting is complete and I'm very happy with the color scheme. I still need to seam the shoulders, add ribbed cuffs to the sleeves and choose buttons.
Thanks for following along with me. I'm hoping to have another update early next week, after Christmas.
Until then, Merry Christmas to you all. Take care and be safe.
Okay, so it's been a few days since my last post, but there's been so much happening. As you know, Camilla was born on the 10th, right after a weekend of out-of-town family and a big birthday celebration. As it turns out, Camilla was born on her great grandmothers birthday. It was a super birthday gift.
So, here I am on line 85 of 97 lines to complete the sweater. Button holes are some of the final steps.
I'm hoping to complete the pattern this weekend. I'd like to add ribbed cuffs to the sleeves to make them a little longer.
Hope to post again soon. I started the sweater on 12/6, so I'm 9 days in and almost to the finish line.
Hope you have a great day!
Camilla arrived today...about 4 weeks early! She is a healthy 6 pounds 1 ounce and 18" long. Her Mom and Dad are doing great. We, Nana and Papa, are happy and exhausted from a long day of excitement.
Well, I'm still working on Camilla's sweater, but realized that I already have a preemie purple sweater and preemie cupcake hat that will be perfect for her. So, I hope to get her these 2 items and then give her this sweater when completed.
Here is my progress so far on her new sweater. I'm now on row 43 of 97 rows.
Stay tuned for the next update. Thank you!
Good morning! It's day 2 and I accomplished quite a bit yesterday. It kind of resembles something of a sweater today, but I'm only on row 33 of the pattern. Today I'm going to add in more purple for interest.
The mystery of adding in color is how the striping will look once the finished sweater is folded.
Come follow me from start to finish while I work on my new granddaughter's baby sweater!
It is the Baby Surprise Jacket, Schoolhouse Press Pattern #5, by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
This jacket is unique because it is knit as one piece and then a folding process at the end makes it all come together...sleeves and all.
It has mid-length sleeves, but I think I will add ribbed cuffs to the sleeves and most likely the bottom of the sweater as a final customization. This was cast-on/started on 12/6/12.
Let's see how long it will take (and the weird shape it takes on while knitting) from beginning to end. :)
I'm on row 13 of 98 (excluding the add on ribbing I plan on doing at the end). Here we go!
It was a nice day in Chatsworth yesterday for our annual Holiday Craft Fair. Thank you to all who supported me and bought my handmade items.
We had music, hot apple cider and vendors who enjoyed each other's company as employees shopped our tables. I'd like to especially thank my friends Pandie and Jesus for joining me for the day with their wonderful items. Please see below for links to their websites.
www.obiacare.com (work in progress)
I work full time for a utility company as an Technical Specialist. In my spare time, I'm an avid crafter who enjoys new challenges and accomplishments. I am a past President of our local knitting guild, Keeping You In Stitches (KYIS), and love working with others to socialize and bond while learning more advanced techniques.