Sunday, March 29, 2009

It only took three years!

I finally finished my Mom's Philosopher's sweater. I thought the day would never come, but with a little diligence and commitment to my resolution it happened. I finished it at 2am this past Friday night. It took me about 8 hours that evening to sew around the steeks, attach the arms, knit the button bands, cut it and add the buttons. I just couldn't go to bed until it was done. Luckily I was home alone after deciding not to go to Taos and was able to sleep in uninterrupted.

Today my Mom and I went to brunch and I was able to finally give her her birthday present. I think she really likes it.

I made it a v-neck because my mom doesn't like stuff around her neck and it is indeed not next to the skin soft, more functional for outerwear.

I also made the button bands taper down and I made a facing for the back of the collar.

Cutting it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I cut the center after I picked up for the button bands and before I knit them. This made it easier to knit the kind of neckline I was going for. I'm soo happy it is finished and out of my WIP pile. I only have 1 tank, 1 minimalist cardigan, a scarf left to finish! The scarf will be for a gift in Sept. so really that is only two more UFOs to go!

And lastly to brighten your day I give you 2month old Grey in his Sweetpea ensemble. I had the pleasure of spending the day with him and Mariah yesterday. Is there any rules on how many times you can kiss a baby?


cheryl said...

Your Mom's sweater turned out beautiful. I bet you feel great getting that finished. I am so proud of you. Also loved the photo of Gray, he is adorable.

Jadielady said...

Beautiful sweater and beautiful baby!!

Slither said...

Wow..the sweater is AMAZING! I haven't tried a steek yet..I will panic when I do.
And no..there is never a rule about how many times you can kiss a baby..

Susanna Donato said...

It's beautiful - congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Great job! I remember you working on that during the knitting retreats! Wow, what an amazing project! She must be thrilled!

Love the little baby picture! :)

Tattooed and Crafty said...

Ooooh! You have to email me some of those pictures!!