Wednesday, February 27, 2008

5 needles and a kitten

I'm on the home stretch of finishing this nashua leaf yoke sweater for a coworker. The buttons are handmade by me out of polymer clay and I need to put a varnish on the back of them and then sew them on. I've already sewn in the loose ends on the sweater. This lovely coworker of mine just happens to be a labor nurse and didn't realize she was pregnant until she was 20 weeks (that's halfway through) pregnant because she felt something like a baby moving (this is her third baby).
I used size 7 dpns on the arms because they just seemed too skinny otherwise. They looked ill-proportioned on smaller dpns to the rest of the sweater.
The other picture is when my youngest son Nathan was attempting to knit on his cashmere (in this case Debbie Bliss rialto) wristers. Actually, just moments before I snapped this picture, his brother took a picture with even more cats on him, but for some reason cannot download those pictures to my computer.


Calicoknits said...

Gotta love those helpful kitties

Knit Witch said...

Looks great!!! Nice buttons! Hopefully ours will go in the kiln today!

KSee said...

kitties are just the best helpers. Really like the color and striping of the sweater. Button are perfect. Labor Nurse 20 wks not knowing, now that is funny.