I present to you, the finished bunting.
It's a little reminiscent of an unfortunate bridesmaids dress (which was thankfully never worn), or a certain McDonald's character, but it is done.
Done, done, done (just don't look too closely at how the zipper is sewn in, OK?). I hope Baby C2 wears it at least once. In fact, I hope it fits Baby C2 by the time it makes it to Texas, the child is growing like a weed.
Some (grammatically incorrect) lessons that were learned during this knitting project...
- Much like on a wall in your living room, colors that look good in small swatches take on their own life when knit into a large item of clothing.
- If I ever do a zipper again, I'm buying a sewing machine.
- Picking up stitches is not nearly as difficult as it sounds.
- When sewing something together, double check that you have pinned it together correctly BEFORE sewing around the whole piece.
- Stockinette is a really boring stitch when done for long periods of time.
- When knitting in boring stockinette stitch, never, ever pick a pattern that dictates increases and decreases by row number instead of inches.