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Sheepish Sophisticate

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.

Sheepy buttons

I used the same technique to sew on the buttons as I did for the Hungry Caterpillar In Threes Cardigan.

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.

Sheepish Sophisticate

From a distance the misshapen duplicate stitch is hardly noticeable. 🙂

I paired the sweater with a pair of longies, that I had made after I first found out that my sister was expecting. As well as a pair of lamb booties that I recently finished up the seaming on.

Sheepish Outfit

I think the set goes really well together. :-D.

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. 😀

 

 

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In Threes Finished

This morning I finished up the In Threes Cardigan that was working on. Just in time too, this afternoon was my niece’s 2nd birthday.

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Yay, it’s all done! 🙂

I am always a little nervous when it comes to attaching buttons. I am afraid that they will fall off or sag and not look the way I envisioned. So when I put the buttons on this cardigan I decided to used the grosgrain and button tutorials that the Knitmore Girls made.

Back side of button band

The backside of the button band with grosgrain ribbon and backing buttons.

I have watched these videos a few times over the past couple of months, then watched them again while sewing the buttons on. I have to say that I found the videos to be very helpful. I managed to get the buttons to line up perfectly with the buttonholes and the ribbon on the back of the button band provides excellent stabilization so the buttons don’t sag on the knitting.

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I couldn’t be happier with the finished results.

I am also very pleased with how great the sweater fit my niece.

It's hard to get a toddler to stand still for a picture!

My niece happily wearing her new sweater. 😀

First Day of Spring

Ah, the first day of spring. It is time for warm breezes, birds singing and rain showers that encourage flowers to bloom.

Fist day of Spring

Spring where are you?!

Umm…. well maybe not quite yet, but at least I know that warmer days will be here soon.

I ordered buttons from an Etsy shop, for the In Threes Cardigan I have been working on. The name of the shop I ordered from was Handmade Buttons By Ayarina .

I started to worry that they weren’t going to get here before my niece’s birthday when I received an email that they had shipped on the 11 and would take up to 14 business days to arrive!  I totally forgot to see where they person I bought them from was located, and it turns out they were being shipped from Romania!

However when I saw a small padded envelope in the mail my fears were eased. I couldn’t believe it, the buttons had arrived quicker than I expected!

Ooh,what can be inside?!

I love the way it is packaged 🙂

Hungry Catipillar Buttons

Look what was inside!

 

The buttons are definitely reminiscent of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle. Which is one of my niece’s favorite books. 🙂 I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

Now I just have to finish the sweater on time and everything will be perfect. 😉

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About 3 more inches to go!