My modern garden cardigan is finally properly finished. It has buttons and everything.
And now it has buttons you can clearly see that I messed up the button holes.
I may research ways to insert a button hole, I may also just try to force it. Or I may just leave well enough alone. I haven’t decided yet.
I sewed the buttons on with matching embroidery thread. The buttons are from spotlight and I still have 3 left so I may make a matching hat.
Again I haven’t really decided yet.
Apart from the button hole lapse in concentration I’m super chuffed that I made this.
I do always feel a little bit self conscious wearing things I’ve made. In primary school wearing home made clothes put a target on your back which I haven’t altogether forgotten. I think things have changed though. More people see home made items as a hobby rather than a sign of lack of wealth.
Plus I burst out laughing any time someone insinuates knitting your own clothing is cheaper.
7 thoughts on “The finishing touches FO#14”
Great color and I ❤ the buttons. Yeah, I used to think knitting was cheaper too- until I started to knit! It's worth it to have soft yarn to rub all over my face, though.
Oh yes. I had a pub conversation last Friday about how much a hand knitted pair of socks actually cost. He nearly fell of his seat.
But fondling yarn inappropriately is one of the best parts of knitting
Very pretty ❤ and the buttonholes are just fine!
Pesky boobs keep popping out so I think I need another button to help contain them.
Probably too much information right there!!
lol … oopsie … ❤
I always love seeing people wear home-made clothes. I don’t knit clothes but i do sew dresses 🙂