Mar 3rd, 2007
I started the Anouk pinafore in January 2006. The bulk of the knitting was accomplished pretty quickly, and a little over two months I had completed the piece–sort of. I’d attached the four side bands as the pattern specified, but the top pair were placed too high up and consequently squeezed Sylvia’s little armpits. Since the weather was already turning warm–too warm for a knit pinafore–I put Anouk aside and decided to wait until the following winter to fix it.
Well, I finally got around to doing the “repairs.” First, I removed the side bands and all of the buttons. (I had thought about replacing the leaf-shaped buttons I’d originally used with some garden-themed pewter ones I’d picked up recently, but the new one were just too heavy for this light fabric.) Then I blocked the pinafore and the side bands. Then I reattached the side bands–just one pair this time–and the buttons.
The result? I’m pretty pleased with it (even though the picked-up stitches around the neck–the first time I’d ever done that technique–aren’t super tidy). Sylvia really likes it and deemed it banana-eating-worthy attire.
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