I knew it would be adorable!

I just finished this little sweater.  I had blocked it over the weekend and this morning I sewed up the seams and sewed on the buttons.  It turned out as cute as I knew it would be, and it’ll be super warm because of the tight gauge + Noro wool. You know I love paper crafting and knitting.  Well, this morning I had both going at the same time, kind of.  I was watching one of Kristie Marcotte‘s cardmaking videos while sewing up the seams.  Some people hate sewing seams, but I like it.  For me, knitting on straight needles is so much faster than knitting in the round.  The mattress stitch used for seaming is totally invisible, and I love watching the seam disappear as I sew from the right side of the fabric.  It’s like magic!   Normally I use the same yarn to sew the seams as I did to do the knitting, but sometimes the garment yarn is too weak or, as in this case, too thick so I used some stronger, thinner tan wool that I have on hand. You can see the difference in this photo. I left the bottom border open like welt flaps on a gansey, just for fun.  I love those textured bits, and they’re so easy to knit — two rows of garter then two rows of 1×1 rib.

And I save all those little snippets of wool.  They’re perfect, free stuffing for little toys and things, like these:Evelyn

About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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3 Responses to I knew it would be adorable!

  1. Marilyn says:

    Cute sweater!
    Have a great day!

  2. Theresa says:

    I love the color and I knew it would be adorably cute too! LOL.
    I Love that you can knit and watch paper crafting at the same time!


  3. This jumper has come out lovely and your little toys are so cute too!

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