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Craft Time: Lukka's Christmas Sweater (Finally!)

Phew. It's done. I can move on with my life. I'm so glad Lukka's Christmas sweater 2010 Fiasco is behind me. I got so lost on this pattern, got bored, and dug myself in crafty denial. Last night was a sigh of relief when the last seam was was woven in, the last little snip to finish it out.
The thing that first struck me about this pattern was the cute collar, and the fact that it looked really simple. Simple rib on the cuffs, the bottom of the piece, and the long collar. It's a Debbie Bliss pattern called Cosy Sweater, and I really chopped quite a bit of her directions for lack of time, desire, and frankly, know-how. There was supposed to be a button band, a couple buttons, and some side-ways ribbing on the collar, but I just opted out of all that to make it simple and get it done.
All in all, I do love how it turned out and Lukka really likes it, though thinks it is very hot! The ribbing on the cuffs and bottom were supposed to be a different color, but I also changed the designated color scheme to something that suited my tastes better. I think I may have chosen Lukka's next year "Christmas Sweater" (er, vest) and here's to hoping I can get it done before December 25th!

Comments

Kerri said…
Wow, Sarah! I am impressed. What a lot of work.
I have to say---I really like how you photographed this with all the little buttons scattered about....cute!!!

I agree--a vest next year. :)
Jess said…
beautiful! love those colors

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