As April blows in so does the urgency of finishing up the baby knits I started in February. My sister’s baby shower is this coming Saturday. It didn’t hit me exactly how close it was until I sat down Easter night to relax and I pulled out my new In Threes project that I cast on the night before.
I quickly put aside the cardigan and went to get the Baby Sophisticate Sweater that I knit several weeks ago. The only thing I had left to finish on it was to sew on the buttons and add the legs to the sheep applique. I ordered the buttons from Etsy. The name of the shop is Forbeadin’ Treasures, there is a lot of cute buttons to check out.
For the legs of the sheep applique I used the duplicate stitch, which is a new technique for me. I can’t say that I am absolutely thrilled with the way the duplicate stitch came out. Yet at the same time I don’t hate the results either. I am sure that, like most things, the more I use the technique the better the results will be.
I am hoping to sew together the elephant blanket in the next day or two. I am a little disappointed that I didn’t get to all the projects I had planned to make for the shower, but I at the same time I am thrilled with the ones that I did get to.