Monday, February 09, 2009
And Every Once In A While, I Finish Something
Now this is a project to feel guilty about. One of Willow's favourite people at her before-and-after care is a pre-K teacher named Shanetha. When we found out Shanetha was pregnant last year and was having a little boy, I started knitting her this baby sweater. Of course, I knit it for the 6-9 month size - Ezra was born in May so I knew he wasn't going to need a sweater any time soon. The sweater itself only took about 2 weeks to knit, but it took 10 months of dithering over putting in a zipper! I was worried that the sweater wouldn't even fit him anymore, so I brought it in last week so she could try it on him - and since it still fits, I was bound to put some kind of closure (pun intended!) on this sweater.
I meant to put the zipper in yesterday afternoon, but it turns out the zipper I had been sitting on for ten months was too long anyway - so I sewed on the buttons and crocheted some button loops on instead.
There is a lesson to be learned here.
Don't start things that need zippers when you really hate sewing in zippers.