This morning A asked me what I thought I would do today.
“Well, since it is sunny out, I think I will put on that blue sweater and ask you to take some photos of me in it for the blog and Ravelry.”
“OK, but we will have to work fast, the batteries in the camera don’t last long in the cold.”
“Wait a minute – we are doing this outside?”
“Well, yes – that’s where the sun is.”
Maybe… I will say it was darned cold! Luckily, she worked fast and we got back in. So the photos aren’t fancy, but you can see the lace. I am glad I made the sleeves a couple of inches short – the lace grew quite a bit with blocking. I think it fits very well, which is a pleasant surprise, since I could not get a feel for it, due to the nature of lace and blocking.
I like the pattern for the button plackets – garter stitching with a row of eyelets – then, once it is done, you figure out which of the eyelets become button holes. Sweet! I did a decent job making the two sides the same, so the eyelets matched up. Made placing buttons really easy.
These are the buttons I used – from my Grandmother ages ago. Not sure if they are antique or just vintage, but they are sweet. They are very three dimensional, with a mirror like surface in the back – I think this close up catches some of the glinting through the openwork. They are a brass/bronze colored metal (I thought they were silver, then I polished them. 🙂 )
That’s it – blue sweater finished. You can read more about the details on my Ravelry project page here. I expect I will get a lot of use out of it, I have been feeling the lack of a navy sweater for a long time. And the good news is I only used half the yarn I had. I wonder what else I will make?