it's so exciting to see more jackets getting finished! such an inspiration to never ever put this knitting down - eat pizza for a week to save cooking time, to hell with sleeping etc...! in fact, when i woke up i was thinking - shall i knit or shall i blog? only my foggy morning head and fear of making a huge mistake and needing to frog now has brought me to the lap top!!
so, how is mine going?
front left? check
front right? up to about row 50 - not far to go!
it's good, i've been able to think of other things like buttons and hemming. here are my dilemmas...
i wanted dark wood buttons, but can't find what's in my head anywhere : ( so i found these two on the internet and thought i'd buy them and see what they're like. i really like both of them... stand alone (ie. not part of this project) my favs are the ones on the right. they're like long fingers! but i think they're too big for this jacket. which leaves me with the ones on the left, which i also like because they look like bamboo and there is a bit of an oriental feel to this jacket, don't you think? please do let me know your button thoughts!!
my other dilemma is how to seam. unlike the clever people who managed to hem the jacket whilst knitting, i've been left with 10 rows of hemming at the end of my pieces. i'm happy to sew them up, i think it's do-able (but will take FOREVER!) but i'm wondering: should i seam first and then hem or hem the pieces first and then seam. both seem to have their problems... i don't want to have to hem across seams, or seam across hems! thoughts and advice would be greatly valued : )
ok, time to go and say hello to my blog. the fogginess is lifting and i can hear the jacket calling!!
see you soon,