Saturday, November 24, 2007

Baby Cardigan: Part II

I am almost finished with the cardigan. It's been going pretty well, except for the neckline and button band/buttonhole band. I have never knitted anything that required picking up stitches. I found it really difficult and I think I took out the neck 5 or 6 times before I finally thought it looked okay (not perfect, but functional and fairly decent). I only have the buttonhole band left to do and then just sewing in the ends. I am thinking I would like to stitch something into the back as well. I've never done that before either, but think I could figure it out. My husband suggested a dump truck. I'm still undecided. For now I just want to finish up the knitting part.

Just the buttonhole band left to go!

Any suggestions on what could go on the back? Leave me a comment if you think of something super cool (preferably for a baby boy).

2 comments:

Knitterella said...

That's great! You are almost done and it looks wonderful! Your first little sweater might be hard to give away but the baby will love it!

I like the idea of a design on the back. Maybe even just a monogram? That might be an easy one and look cool too. I like the dumptruck idea too.

Reese Mila Andersen said...

sara i'm always impressed with your skills...the sweater is sooooo cute. i'm making a couple of felted sweaters right now and i'm going to be doing some roving on top. I don't know if it would work for a knitted piece but it's an idea. look at sweetthingsdesign.com she has some great ideas.
kisses, sarah
oh, and also check out
http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/sewing/index.html
i thought of you when i found this. hope you are inspired as much as i was...