Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

…the sheep’s in the meadow and the dog’s in the kitchen….’cause every time the camera comes out, she thinks “treats!”.
I bought these buttons specifically for Turtle in NYC when she was newly pregnant. So, I put them to use on this cute baby kimono. Behold, my first sweater!
Pattern: Seamless Kimono by Carina Spencer
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK Fig
Fastenings: Buttons are sewn on and have snaps behind them because button loops now give me nightmares and you need to knit the garter border if you want button holes. I figured that out a scoach too late. Scottiegirly suggested the snaps and The Husband consulted on button placement. I may have asked him where to put the turtles 50 times. may have.
Overall, I loved this pattern; it’s great for a first sweater…and I’m feeling pretty good about my decision not to try matching the green on the buttons.
Ps. Check out what other folks have finished at Tami’s Amis and Fiber Arts Fridays

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  1. My cat runs to the kitchen and begs under the treat cupboard whenever we’re nearby ;)

    Love the fig colourway and the buttons complement it perfectly.

  2. Melissa says:

    Adorable buttons….did he get his treat…how could you resist that look?

    • Katie says:

      Sydney got her treat, but I made her do a couple of tricks first, otherwise, there’d be no living with her. :)

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweater and the beautiful buttons. I know what you mean about the dog, mine always finds their way into the photos too.

  4. Tanya says:

    gorgegous! and the buttons are fantastic!

    • Katie says:

      Thank you! I bought all the turtle buttons the shop had at Vogue Knitting, so at least I have no regrets.

  5. Sarah says:

    Eep! You know I think it’s beautiful!! And of course…LOVE the turtles :-)

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