Maybe I should take photography lessons (you know, with all that spare time I have, ha ha). Seriously, though, we have a pretty nice camera, and I wish I had the skills to take really, really good pictures of my finished objects, especially since so many of them are given away. In some ways, the close-up shots of details and works in progress are easier, but how do you set up a good shot of a fairly large finished piece? Anyone have suggestions?
In any case, here is the finished EZ tomten.
Here's a detail of the collar with zipper. I had enough yarn for the hooded version but I ran out of steam and did the short collar instead. Zippers are such a pain to install; the sweater was finished but for the zipper for a good two weeks before I finally spent a whole evening sewing it in. I didn't do a bad job, though I wish I would have made sure the zipper teeth were covered better with the knitted trim...speaking of the trim, I meant to do a i-cord edging, but went with the garter stitch instead. Just because.
Pattern: Child's tomten by Elizabeth Zimmerman, from The Opinionated Knitter
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, about 4 skeins in the color "sage" and a little bit of "winter white" for the trim
Needles: size 7, for an approximate gauge of 5 st = 1"
Size: I was shooting for a 28" circumference. I'm not exactly sure what size/age child this sweater would fit. Maybe 6-8yo? It almost goes around me, though it's definitely too short for an adult size.
Made for: Afghans for Afghans. They will be having a big drive this fall for blankets and kids' sweaters. I thought about saving this for Anya but it's sized approximately for a grade-school kid. By the time she's big enough to wear it, I'm sure she won't want to have anything to do with a sweater her mom made!
Daniel was very taken with this sweater. He would see it lying around and say proudly "Mom this made!" He wanted to try and wear it one day...
It's way too big. I might have to make him one that fits properly for next winter.
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