Finally! With the weather getting warmer, I packed my two girls and took the trip to my local craft store (which is not that local...) to get the zipper that I needed to finish Gabrielle's cardigan. This cardigan has been sitting on my shelf for several months, waiting for additional yarn first, and then for a zipper.
I thought it was the perfect item to try the TECHknitter no-sew zipper. It was more difficult than I anticipated - most likely because I didn't have the right tool - but I am very pleased with the result. I do not have the tiny latch hook the TECHknitter uses for this. I did the job with a regular tiny hook, so my yarn got split several times. I nevertheless finished the job of transforming the zipper into a "knit-able object". Once that's done, fixing the zipper on the cardigan becomes incredibly easy.
While at the craft store, I found this lovely Winnie the Pooh ribbon - Winnie is Gab's favorite - and thought it would do a fantastic job to hide the zipper on the inside. She loves it!
It's so great to have finished these two projects! To look at more beautiful finished objects, visit Tami's amis FO Friday!