I always will continue to say it... there is nothing like the gift of handmade.
And especially for oneself - the result is sweeter.
I have been knitting for others, but I made time to knit for myself this Christmas, sometimes even just doing a couple of rows at a time. To think this was made with large needles and heavy worsted yarn! I do, admittedly, want to make something silky and delicate for me, but I fear it may take me a decade.
I wasn't completely convinced of these buttons until I actually sewed them on yesterday. Then I didn't have the heart to remove them, I feel like they've always belonged there.
You'll even notice that my buttonholes can accommodate larger buttons, so I'll have to tighten those up a little. Small alterations :)
The fit is perfect (I'm very petite)! The yarn itself has great form and elasticity, so it's very forgiving to this still smallering mama.
A closer look at the raglan shaping on the shoulders. I haven't tried set in shoulders, and I am scared to try. Maybe one day. But until then, I'll be nice and cozy and warm in my Sedum. (ravelry link)
Pattern: Sedum, knit on size 9 needles using Cascade Eco
Pattern Notes: Very straightforward pattern. The garment itself, knit in seed stitch it pretty thick. Probably not going to be a spring sweater, but definitely a winter piece. Especially knit with Cascade Eco.
Yarn Notes: Soft yarn to handle, sometimes splits when knitting. Slightly itchy when knit to a large piece of fabric such as this. Then again, I am a cotton kind of girl, that I have to acclimate to wool whenever I wear it. Great elasticity, but doesn't grow - thank goodness!
I hope you all had a great Holiday! I'm back to the drawing board to finish up Handmade Holidays :)