Thursday, September 18, 2008

EZ's Baby Surprise sweater, and cord

The sweater

All the blue is one skein of worsted weight Bernat Super Soft (I think, already threw the sleeve away) and it was not enough, so I had to use an unknown skein of unknown contents in the only color that 'went' with the blue.

One sleeve appears and a front (EZ's instructions suggest making button holes on both bands, but I am not one to make extra work. So I figured which side was the 'boy's side' for button holes and went with it. Pardon me, EZ's family)

The knitting and arranging completed, now I'll sew the shoulders close and the buttons. Come back to see the finished thing. [almost forgot...this one is for 3f]

My very first CORD!

Had a little green wool, I thought it would look great with my little blue scissors. Diminished my bead stash by 3 beads. And, voila! it all goes together well.
I have always wanted to know how to make this cord, now, thanks to erleperle's August 24th post and yet another JoAnn's sale coupon....

I purchased this pretty little book of braids and cords.
The page that shows how to do it.

Very simple to do. I can hear all the little boys laughing 'because the lady did not know how to make this cord!' I think they learn to make this cord in Cubbies, or Eaglets, or whatever the first boyscouts are called.

It was very satisfying to make...and I thank erleperle for demonstrating the making of such a pretty one out of leather.

I'll leave you with this:

"And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. " Ecc 4:12

In His hands, ^__^


Country Lady said...

Such a cute sweater! I love it.

Daisy said...

What a sweet little sweater! It's adorable!

~~ said...

The little sweater is lovely... how I wish I could crochet that well! I also love the knots and braids and will have to look up your book.