Monday, May 27, 2013
FO: Brynna cardigan
I don't know how, but I finished a sweater. This sweater pattern, Brynna, was all over Ravelry a couple of months ago, and somehow it jumped the queue. I think it's the color. I unconsciously chose a color very similar to the pattern sample. The yarn is Valley Yarns Longmeadow, a cotton/microfiber blend that I got during last month's sale at Webs.
This sweater wasn't without it's stupid new-mom mess ups. Everything went fine until I got to the collar. I knit all rows instead of purling 3 of the rows. I know exactly why I did that. Baby O was asleep on my shoulder, and I didn't have my pattern in front of me. But I thought I knew what to do, so I went ahead, trying to take advantage of the precious baby sleep knitting time. Sixteen rows later, something didn't look quite like the pattern. I ripped it out and did it again.
I improvised a little frog fastener by sewing two toggle buttons together, then linking them with a crocheted chain loop. I can pop the back button through any of the eyelets, adjusting them in or out or up or down. This way, as I lose pregnancy weight, the sweater is really adjustable.
I like this sweater, but I'm really anxious to get back to my pre-pregnancy proportions. Le sigh.