Moving on Up!
Or down I guess. :) One sleeve and the neckband finished for the baby cardi for Jason and Theresa. Only one sleeve and the buttonbands to go. Plus I have the buttons picked out. What do you think? I thought that they were very appropriate for a boy baby with this yarn. They are super nice wood buttons.
And I'm curious, blogless Jayne, my friend, informed me that she uses a "button sandwich" method when making baby cardigans. She puts a flat clear button behind the fabric and the button she wants to use on top of the fabric. Then she stitches the buttons to each other with the fabric in between. This makes the button more stable and keeps the baby from chewing the button off. Does anyone else use this method?
AND if you haven't heard or clicked on the Dutchicans link, here's the scoop. Sarah and I are organizing a "virtual knitters baby shower" for Kristi of Red Dog Knits. She is having triplets. I mean, can you imagine having to knit for not one or two, but three babies??? If you can help out by knitting a baby item or two head on over to the Dutchicans blog and drop me a line. There are prizes too.
Also, does anyone know how to make a button? I want to make a "Dutchicans" button for those participating. Thanks for your help!