Monday, January 18, 2010
I took a little trip to Windsor Button this weekend and bought buttons for my Heather Hoodie Vest. Today I sewed them on using regular sewing thread.
It's blocking upstairs now. I blocked the pieces separately before seaming them together, but then added the button band, which definitely needed blocking. Normally I wouldn't sew the buttons on until afterward, but the button holes are at regular intervals, measured by the rib pattern so it was easy to put the buttons in the right spots. I just sprayed some water on the button band and the ribbing around the sleeves and pinned it out. The part around the hood was harder to pin out but I think it will be ok.
I'm so glad this sweater is done and I can move on with my life. I've been working on it for way too long, especially considering that it's made with bulky yarn and doesn't have real sleeves. It was intended as a quick project to be done sometime in October so I could still wear it before it got too cold. Oh well, there's always next year. I'll have modeled pics soon!