Sunday, November 30, 2008

2:05 AM-Hiding a sweater

At 2:05 AM, I cut the last thread and then went to lightly block the sweater. The front button band is a little tighter than I'd like so over night I hung a pair of scissors to pull it down. If it doesn't 'feel' right after she tries it on, I have no problem pulling it out and reknitting it. I won't have to wait until midnight to get started on it. I'll be able to do it at 6pm. However, the next step of the drama here, was how to hide the sweater.


Mom gets up several times a night and since I was crawling into bed around 3:00-4:00am on a good night here, her 6am wake up time was wayyyyyyyyyyyy too early for me. That meant that I had to find a place to hide the sweater after I'd used the spray bottle on it to 'encourage' the lengthening of the front button placket. I couldn't lay it flat on the dryer or on the dinning room table. And since she likes to come into the bedroom while I'm still asleep to get things out of her desk I was left with only one solution (there is no closet in that room...)

What appear to be ordinary very dark drapes really are terrific hiding places. Can't see the sweater here? Look again...

I retook the pictures today in daylight. The sweater is hanging from the center frame of the window, behind the blinds. Then I pulled the curtains shut and while it was still dark outside, you couldn't see a thing! Sneaky huh?

Next time, I'm starting the sweater 6 months before her birthday. Not 29 days.

Oh, pa-lease...Stop laughing...who am I kidding?

Now, here's where I need some help. I'm too tired to think this one through. While they're still at church for a 90 year old's birthday luncheon, I came home early to bake her cake. I need to sew on buttons but can't decide. Help?


The first thought I had was for the Celtic knots going well with the cables ..but then...


I found the hearts. Hearts are always pretty for girls, but wasn't so sure they'd be easy for her to manipulate. Her hands were a today, I noticed. bit shaky in church this morning.


The last ones I found were these hearts. They're really pretty, but would they be 'too busy' a pattern on the sweater with all the cables?


Click on the pictures to make them bigger to see. I have until 3PM EST today to make a decision. And my brain is a wee bit tired....

6 comments:

joymama said...

I like the 1368 and the 801's.
The 268's seem to go more with all the cable patterns in the sweater.

It is awesome!!!!

alcatmom said...

I'd go with the third button, but I love florals. The hearts are cute but look too fiddly even for someone younger. You are an amazing knitter!! Hope you get to a more normal sleep schedule soon.

Figaro said...

I would go with the first ones, when I saw it, it just looked like it belonged to the sweater.

Anonymous said...

Cathy, I too like the last ones best. I think maybe the hearts, although very pretty would be hard to manipulate for a "young" lady. The last ones, just say "mom" to me.

Denise said...

I vote for the first and last one, I favor the first one most but YOU know your mom and thus may favor the last.

My 2 cents,
Denise

Debbie1085 said...

I like the first one on left... Go for it! Bravo on getting the sweater done! You can now sit and relax or work on something else...