Well, almost. I finished the knitting portion of the Chip sweater I’m making for Boy 1. Here are some hasty shots taken over his PJs. You can see that it came out a little large – but I’m totally fine with that. This way, he’ll be able to wear it for 2-3 years. If the next few years are anything like the last ones, he will only grow taller but not much bigger in circumference. The shoulders are a teensy bit wide, but not much. Plus, when the zipper is in and zipped up, that will pull it tighter. The collar isn’t finished yet. You’re supposed to put the zipper in first, then stitch it down. I have it folder in above, but it’s not tacked down yet.
I promise to get better photos once the sweater is all finished.
This weekend, I’ll procure a zipper. I’ve never put a zipper in anything before, so I have some studying to do. Steven did his with a latch hook. I forgot to ask him more about this when we were in Austin a few weeks ago. Steven, did you have to buy a latch hook? Or did you make do with a crochet hook?
Anyone else have recommendations about how to put a zipper into knitwear?
For now, I’ve returned to my Fishbone Gansey Socks. I’ll tell you more about those next time.
Can you believe poor Edith got jilted?