Silla is finally done blocking, and has all her ends sewn in and buttons sewn on….
And you may be thinking she looks a bit different than you last remember. After I got the knitting finished, I just wasn’t 100% loving that green. And since I wasn’t keeping it for myself any more, it wasn’t really suited to the recipient. So, while I was dyeing up the last of the Fluffy Cat, I tossed it in a big bowl of blue dye.
Because of the green base, it came out this lovely, mottled teal. It’s a colour that will suit the recipient MUCH better. And it’s just perfect for the buttons I had picked out for it.
I bought these Abalone shell buttons from a bead store at least 10 years ago now. They’ve been sitting in my stash since then, just waiting for the right project.
Overall, this was a fun knit. The pattern is simple and easy to follow. Because it’s done on big needles (7mm), the fabric, even though it’s bulky, has a really nice drape. And it doesn’t feel heavy at all. I will definitely make one for myself, just as soon as things with the house settle. (Today is closing day, so no doubt, by the time you read this, I’ll be running around like a chicken with my head cut of, trying to get the keys!)