I finally seamed Hey, Teach. The knitting has been done since February 8 at Crafty Mom Weekend. The pieces have been languishing in a bag. But yesterday I realized that I needed something red-ish to wear to tonight’s Loop & Hoop event at the Blazer game, and that was finally the impetus forgetting this done.
This was not my best seaming effort; I just wanted it to be done. I started last night at around 11:30 p.m. and finished around 2 a.m. Yes, I’m a night owl. I backstitched the sleeves into the armholes because the last time I tried to seam them from the right side, it didn’t look good at all. I mattress stitched the side seams. This morning I wove in all the ends, and sewed on the buttons.
Hmmm, the sweater is a purplish red, or reddish purple, somewhere between the first and second pictures. I bought these beautiful buttons at the Button Emporium. They’ve moved recently, and their new shop is lovely.
I tightened up the buttonholes by stitching around them, because they were pretty loosey goosey. The only mod I made to the pattern was to shorten all the ribbing from 6 rows to 4 (I think). The actual knitting was between mid-November and Thanksgiving, and then one day in February. I kind of lost interest at Thanksgiving with the decreasing in the lace pattern, and then just slogged to finish last month and last night. I like this sweater, but I don’t love it. I think I’d like it better if it were an inch longer, but there’s no way I’m going back! I also find the neckline to be a bit saggy, and should have used a smaller needle for the edgings, even if they weren’t called for.
But it’s done, and I can check it off my short list of WiPs!
Oh, the Loop & Hoop? Very fun. More on that soon, after I photograph the swag from my goodie bag!