Monday, November 19, 2007

Done!

The Dale of Norway baby sweater is done!

Dale Baby Sweater

Sorry for the crummy picture, my flash blew it out (the detailed pictures are better). Nothing has fallen apart yet, but I can't help but feel it is only a matter of time.

Shoulder

I'm especially concerned about the shoulders. The machine stitching seemed weakest there, and because the yarn is superwash, it won't felt together. I could point out other little mistakes, but what's the point? I'll be the only one who notices and overall I'm happy with how it came out.

Tiny Cuff and Facing

I love how the colors came together, and I'm very glad I decided to use the lavender for the collar, cuffs and facings. It keeps it from being overwhelmed by any of the other colors, and it's feminine without being nauseating.

Buttons

When I visited my mom several weeks ago, we went to an antique shop in Saugatuck, where I bought a bag of assorted white buttons. I picked through them to find these three, which match each other reasonably well, and I can't really imagine any other buttons working so nicely.

Pretty Angle

I'm working on the little pants to go with this. I've got about an inch to go before I need to make a decision about the crotch area. I don't like the way it looks in the picture (click on it to make it larger), and I'm thinking it could benefit from some kind of gusset. Another possibility might be to knit everything from the crotch down flat and add snaps for easy removal in a diaper emergency. I may not have any kids of my own, but I have changed enough diapers in my time to know that easy access is one key happy outings. Any thoughts?

2 comments:

Stef said...

Congratulations! It's absolutely beautiful. Now if I could only get my "finisher" to finish the sweater I knit...

Keith said...

OK... easy does it, everybody settle down. Last I heard it takes a little time to make a baby - there's plenty of time to finish the sweater...