Thursday, January 31, 2008

Barely Made It

Alex is now all knitted up. I ended up with very little yarn left but just enough to sew seams and the buttons on. I pinned the sweater yesterday and tried on and so far it's a winning fit! I went on a button search yesterday at Joannes - what did I expect - junk. The few I did like, and only a few, there weren't enough of them. Just as well. I went to a LYS, omitting the name for various reasons, she had some nice buttons and some that would possibly work too - but the price tag was ridiculous. I came home and googled and nothing interesting was coming up so I tried a group in Ravelry and sure enough I found a source for some really great buttons and great prices too! I ordered 24 buttons for about the same price as the LYS was going to charge me for 6.

Alex, by Debbie Bliss. I used Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed - 12 balls. I always find I need a ball more than what the pattern calls for with Debbie Bliss Patterns. This was an easy knit. I needed something somewhat mindless to do after 2 fairisle hats. I started this January 16th and here it is just over 2 weeks later and almost finished. Can't wait for those buttons to arrive!

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Knitted Gems said...

Congrats on finishing your sweater and finding buttons to match. I can't wait to see a modeled picture!