Thank you to everyone who entered the Coastal Knits contest. We had 501 entries! I think that might be a record number of comments for a single post on Through the Loops. I used a random number generator to select our winner, Carol P! Carol has been notified and Hannah will send the book to her shortly.
In other news I decided to do a modification to a sweater I knit three years ago. I made the sweater below for Izzy for Christmas of '08, but she never wore it much.
It seems my girls are more of the cardigan wearing sort. Luckily we knitters have in our arsenal a wonderful little technique. The steek. Steeking is not nearly as scary as those who have never tied it think. There are many excellent tutorials to be found online. Eunny's is a classic.
All it took was a quick crochet reenforcement:
Front bands were added, a trip to M&J trimming yielded just the right buttons, and we've got a newly revised sweater. One that they will hopefully wear.