I’m knitting and knitting, baby sweaters and shawls. I’m buying beads and I’m buying yarn. It’s interesting how much time I seem to have all of a sudden. It’s quite nice and I try to enjoy it while it lasts. Time is a fickle mistress, she’s never around when you need her for a longer period of time.
This is a front of a baby cardigan. It’s pretty, it’s soft and it’s Purple. There is only one problem with this little beauty. Can you see it? Yep, it doesn’t have any button holes. It should have. I don’t believe that babies care about whether the buttons are placed on the left or on the right side. However, I do believe that their parents care about easy access. Buttons placed on the left side are easier to button if you are dressing someone else and buttons placed on the right side are easier to button if you are dressing yourself. In my experience babies rarely dress themselves, hence I prefer to place buttons on the right side. Since the knitted piece above is clearly a left front it should have button holes. It doesn’t. We’ll see if this bothers me enough to change it or if I come up with some other solution and until then I’m just going to grind my teeth while I decide if this was my fault or the pattern’s fault. So far I’m leaning toward the pattern but that might just be initial stubbornness.