Friday, January 11, 2008

Almost Done!

Here is a picture of the body of the Tomten copleted, and an i-cord edging in progress. I have actually finished the edging, but it is WAY too tight, and I need to rip it out and do it in larger needles. Otherwise, I won't have a hood, just a wierd pocket in the back of the neck!

I've decided to give it a week or two before I rip that part out, to avoid the feeling of frustration/aggravation of ripping out all that work and starting over.

I have tried a couple different methods of sewing up the bottoms of the sleeves, and haven't liked anything so far. Can anyone tell me what they did, and liked?


Amy said...

This is looking really good. I see what you mean about the i-cord border. That is a bummer. So I am wondering how many skeins of the Cascade Eco did you end up using? I am about to order some for my husband's Tomten.

Briley said...

Amy, I used 3 skeins of the dark, and less than 1/2 a skein of the light. If you're getting ready to order I'd better go back and do the counting to give you the specifics I promised! I will do that this weekend.

gerry said...

this looks terrific! i like the way you did the stripe pattern- it really adds to the look of the jacket.

if you had to go up on the i-cord needle size, i'll probably have to use speed stix ;)