Here’s a photo S took of herself the moment she’d sewn on the buttons she bought for the cardigan I knitted for her:
I do not for a moment criticise her selfie: I’m unable to produce a selfie that doesn’t look as if I was falling over at the time.
The buttons are all identical: it’s just that the bottom two aren’t in the same fill-light that the top ones are ..
I am never going to knit in stocking stitch again. I have spoken.
Here is a cardigan I am in the process of making for my friend S, who wanted one done in stocking stitch – aka ‘stockinette’.
She chose the pattern (Berroco) and also the colour of the yarn: I had to point her in the direction of Bendigo Woollen Mills’ “Luxury 10 ply” as the only locally available yarn that could replace the Berroco “Tuscany Tweed” (hope I remembered that right).
It has to be rigorously blocked, of course; so I’ve told S she must come over tomorrow and help squeeze. And as I have no blocking materials, she’s bringing over an old blanket and some pins – the special nickel-plated ones I ordered from Spotlight have bloody gone missing somewhere. In the post, I mean. Bugger it !
And once it’s all been blocked, I have to assemble it and then knit the button band. No rest for the wicked ..