Saturday, August 27, 2005

I finished!


Wonderful Walla - John

John is modeling the completed Wonderful Wallaby. I am so proud. It fits him nicely and I think he won't mind wearing it this winter. It is pretty warm here today, though, and I had a hard time talking John into wearing his new warm sweater. But I managed to force him into it. So he ran away and didn't want me to take a picture


Hiding

Then I let Emily try it on:


Emily

Which, of course, made John want another turn.


Nice Hoody


I used the Kitchener stitch to weave the hood and armpits together. Well, I mean, the hood is not connected to the armpit, but yeah, well, you know. That was pretty tricky, and partway through the hood I did something wrong, so it is a half stitch off. There was no way I could undo my stitches and try again - too confusing, but John said he doesn't mind. I found directions for the kitchener stitch here (with pictures) and here (printable). I wish you were closer, Laurie, it would have been handy to have you show me how!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Oh yeah! I'm so proud of you Wendy! That looks wonderful! I'm still stuck on the decreases after attaching the sleaves, but you have inspired me. I have no idea what the stitch is you are referring to. Maybe I'll have to mail mine to Laurie or you for completion :) Way to go! John and Em are so adorable!

MJ said...

That is so adorable! My favorite part of sweater making is stitching all the parts together. I wish we were a sweater wearing people here. I'd have an excuse for a knitting project beyond baby blankets, crocheting edges on baby clothes/blankets and making pot holders!

RANDI said...

Looks great! I recently started knitting but I only have 6 inches done on a scarf-maybe someday I can knit an adorable sweater!

texasblu said...

Wish I could do that... I'm all thumbs when it comes to knitting or crocheting... did I even spell it right?! LOL!