Why did I think that Lucy wouldn’t want to help when I made the button loops for Frogner?
Doesn’t her fur make a lovely backdrop for showing the button loops in progress?
As Alison correctly pointed out, the button bands are very narrow and there is no room for buttonholes. Hence the loops. The pattern directs you to crochet them, but I’m doing a two-stitch i-cord instead.
And here they are, completed!
And a closeup of the neckline:
So I’m continuing on with the first sleeve (one sleeve at a time for me, thank you very much). This sweater does have machine stitched steeks, and they are already done. All I need to do is knit the sleeves and sew them in.
I really prefer doing all the finishing work on the body before the sleeves are done. I really don’t like finishing work, so having it out of the way is a bonus!
Here is Lucy in her favorite spot (try to ignore the mess, eh?)
She drapes herself over the back of my desk chair while I’m at the computer (she’s there right now). By the way, in the photo that’s your blog, Claudia, on the computer screen. I think Lucy was hoping for a glimpse of Igor!
Lucy does not eat her Fancy Feast out of a crystal goblet, but from a handmade pottery bowl that has a little cat painted in the bottom. I bought it at Appalachian Spring, a crafts gallery at Union Station in Washington DC. L-B, I think an Appalachian Spring will be opening in Richmond. Beautiful stuff, but it ain’t cheap.
Speaking of beautiful . . . here’s the glamour puss!