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Friday, March 07, 2008

It's Kauni Time

After several months, it's done.


Yeah, there's always a but, right?

I don't have pics of the completed cardi yet, as I just finished weaving in ends and sewing on buttons this evening and she's soaking as I type. Hopefully she'll be dry by Saturday, when I'll take finished pics. I'm just so excited to finally be done with it and really pleased with the outcome.

In the meantime, here are some progress pics to tide you over until then.

Here, I've measured and placed stitch markers for buttonhole placement.

This is easily done. I just measure in an inch from the top and bottom, then measure the space between that and divide evenly...or, as evenly as I can. Turned out that I needed eight buttons.

Here, I've started cutting the steek. Went beautifully. I'm becoming a pro at this...nary a shake, but I must admit that I didn't blink for the length of time needed to cut.

After the cut, I spread her wide open...mainly to make sure I didn't cut through the backside, too!

The rest is knitting and finishing history.

Stay tuned.

Knit On!


dragon knitter said...

yay! steeking still makes me nervous. although, i did steek some overly long sleeves on an ACRYLIC sweater i made for my former SIL. go figger.

can'twait to see it finished.

did you use machine stitching to stabilize it?

Lisa said...

holy crap - my stomach just did a flip flop seeing those Scissors so close to your knitting.

Can't wait to see it finished.

Dandy said...

it looks great... I want to pick mine up again... I think I have 2 inches done, that I'll probally rip out and start

Dreams of Yarn said...

OH HECK YA!! Cant wait to see the finished Cardi in its complete GLORY

Wannietta said...

Looking great!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see it on you!

Chelle said...

Nerves of steel to cut that beautiful sweater! It's gorgeous!