Let me say that again. IT’S DONE!!!!! The sweater that has been lurking at me for 5 stinking months. Is. Done!!
On Friday I finished the body.
Saturday I washed and blocked the thing.
Sunday was a day for sewing up. And boy did I get a lot done. My first ever set in sleeves! (I’m really glad I knit the body all in one piece, or there would have been even more sewing to do) Here you see my progress as the day went on.
I bought buttons.
And then I faced the reality of the button bands. I’ve never done button bands before. I hate them. The pattern suggests picking up around 460 stitches. Each row takes me half an hour! At least there are only 4 rows and a cast off.
How is it that the finishing takes so much time?
Since this is a gift I embroidered a tag.
Tadah! All done!!
Pattern: Perry by Michelle Wang
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Rainforest Heather
Needles: US 5, 8, 9