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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day Five: Wildcard – Embellish the story

Embellishments come in all types and forms. Some are more than purely decorative and form a practical function – pretty buttons are as much part of holding a garment together as mere decoration, and some are just there to give a piece an extra ‘something’. Blog about an embellishment, be it a zipper, amigurumi eyes or applique patch which you are either saving to use or have in the past used to decorate a project with. Write about whether you are a very minimalist kind of knitter with classic lines and timeless plain knits or whether you love all the bells and whistles or sticking sewing and otherwise attaching decoration to your pieces.

Zoe's First Sweater

Zoe's First Sweater

This was the first item that I made for Zoe.  It is the Five Hour Baby Sweater.  There are some minor pattern "issues" but it really does take right at five hours.  I used Knit Picks Shine Worsted in the Wave colorway.  Stephanie did not want "traditional" baby colors so I loved how this was soft but not a real baby color.  I wanted the sweater to be simple and elegant, especially after we learned that the baby was indeed a girl.

When I was finished I knew that an i-cord was not what I wanted to use for the neck.  It laid about for a while when I remembered that I had a beautiful black ribbon from a gift that SWCNLBN had given me from Victoria's Secret gift a few years back.  I located the ribbon and when I finished threading it through I was very excited about how it looked.

Now when I get ribbons, I carefully wind them on a spool and save them for future projects.  You just never knwo when taht might be the best accessory to finish a project.


Amy Darsie said...

I love the color of that sweater! I'm all for non-traditional baby colors, especially for girls!

Anonymous said...

I love that brown (?) bow on that gorgeous sweater. I save ribbons too.