I have successfully completed both 5 hour baby sweaters, complete with closures, and photographing Darkness and Kali in them!
The blue 5 hour sweater:
This cutie is knit up in Bernat Cot’n Corn in Water. I used Jessa’s suggested method of braiding little loops to hook onto the cute little teddy bear buttons. Symmetryand sewing apparently aren’t my strong suits, since I had to re-do the fastenings twice. I’m still not entirely sure it’s even, but I figure it’s close enough. Darkness was kind enough to model it for me:
(Looks happy, doesn’t he?)
The green sweater:
This guy was knit up using Debbie Mumm Traditions in Pine Needle. I used a hook and eye closure on this one. My issues with sewing and symmetry were more apparent as well. Really, I think I just need to contract my sewing out to someone else. Kali modeled this baby for me:
(As you can see, she’s perfected the WTF face.)
I feel very satisfied that I was (eventually) able to catch my cats and put the shirts on them without anyone being rushed to the vet. Hopefully I’ll be able to repeat this success when I take their picture for Mr. Liu’s family calendar tonight. Cross your fingers for me.
I do need your opinion on something, though. Another of Mr. Liu’s cousins is expecting a baby girl and I want to send a little knit thing. Do you think we should send one of these sweaters or do you think I should knit this for Interweave Knits Weekend? If so, what color? (Please don’t say pink!)
Darkness is glad this sordid affair is over. He found the whole experience embarrassing: