Thursday, May 31, 2012

Little Lilly's Sweater pt 2


While at a cookout at my lovely sister's house during Memorial Day Weekend I put the finishing touches on Little Lilly's sweater!  I must say total this should have only taken me about a week or two on the outside to kint and finish up.  Much to my dismay half way through the project I dropped the ball of yarn in the mud running from work to the car on a stormy day.  That will teach me not to properly stow my projects before dashing in the rain :) 

Anyway back to the construction of the sweater!  It is so easy to follow the pattern I cannot say enough good things about it. The only time I did not seem super pumped to keep going was before you put the sleeve stitches on holders.  I found myself keep saying and see this will be the side and this will be the sleeves to puzzled looks from anyone I could find to show.  My favorite rows were the ones right after slipping the sleeves on to holders and you go from something that just looks a little blah to instant sweater!!

I picked out some fun purple elephant buttons that I scored from Jo-Ann's for less than 2 bucks.  (Hint:  Check the front of the store for a stand with their weekly fliers...they have COUPONS!) 

I love this sweater and even though it came out closer to the size of 6 mths vs the 0-3 mths I was trying for I already have plans to kint up at least three more for gifts. 

Great grab and go project that will get oohs and awes from anyone your knitting near!

Check it out on Ravelry

7 comments:

  1. oh yea! It looks great K-dee! I am glad you had fun knitting it! now are you ready to knit a sweater for yourself? That is the next step....

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    1. I think so in the fall! I want to play around this one for a bit and see how you can change up the look by changing yarns and stitches!

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  2. What a pretty color - and I love the little GOP buttons! Cool background for the sweater. :-)

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    1. Thanks! I took the picture on a sofa in the library where I work! lol

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  3. It is too cute K-Dee! I love it. So glad your first sweater went smoothly. Congratulations!!

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  4. So cute! I love the buttons!

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  5. I notice you didn't mention how you were talking on the phone to cousin when you dropped your yarn in the mud....Glad you could salvage the goods. It's ADORABLE!! Good job for finishing!!!!

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