Tuesday, February 16, 2010

in other news

I also managed to finish my February sweater over the weekend:


OK, it is a baby sweater, but it still counts. I made it as a shop sample for Pleasant Run Peddlers, to showcase the yarn (Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed, again for those who care). It worked, too: I stopped in on Saturday to show the store owner, Linda, my progress and someone immediately bought two skeins of the yarn to make the same sweater. I love, love, love this yarn, a cotton/wool blend, especially the way it worked up in all its tweedy goodness. I may have to make myself a sweater out of it, if I can find just the right pattern.

My apologies for the completely unimaginative and uninspiring pictures of my knitting. I try, I really do. But my camera (let's blame the camera, shall we?) always makes the right quarter of the frame out of focus. And it is absolutely pathetic at close-up shots. I spent the better part of thirty minutes trying to document the cuteness and perfect-matchingness of the Peter Rabbit buttons I found for the sweater. Here's my best result:

bad button

Yes, it does indeed appear that Peter is missing his right arm while shoving a carrot up his nose. You'll have to take my word for it (or stop by the shop yourself to see it in person) that the real buttons are considerably more charming than my camera would have you believe.

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