And here she is, in all her sleeveless glory:
Front band/neck band completed, all facings sewn down. So now all that I gotta do is knit the sleeves and when they are done, it’s done. I picked up stitches and started the first sleeve.
And guess who was in my lap during all this?
I did order some nice Celtic-looking buttons from a place called Dream Weaver Beads. This, for Roscalie:
And thinking ahead, this for Beadwork:
Why I Don’t Knit With Cotton
Someone in a comment last week asked why I have a “prejudice” aganst cotton.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say I have a prejudice against cotton. I just don’t like to knit with it. And the climate here in the summer is not good for wearing cotton sweaters as far as I’m concerned. It’s hot and humid most of the summer — there’s usually a week in the spring and a week in the autumn when short sleeve cotton sweaters are just right. The rest of the time it’s too hot or too cold for me. Your mileage may vary.
Also, I prefer fine gauge cotton sweaters — finer than fingering weight. Not something you could handknit.
And that’s the straight dope.