That’s right folks. Well, it’s been finished for awhile actually — It’s just a rare occasion that I look presentable enough to be photographed :) I’m on the go a lot.
But I have been wearing this magnificent sweater often! So often than I’m a little embarrassed and try to wear it on off days so that the people in my classes don’t see that I’m wearing the same sweater over and over again. It’s extremely comfy, soft, flattering – especially when I wear it with my favorite silver earrings. I have to wear it as much as possible before I go back down south where the weather will definitely not be sweater season anymore for quite some time. Tear.
So here she is!
Also, I didn’t want a huge collar, so I didn’t do any of the increases to make it “flower out” — I simply measured how many stitches I would need around and went with it. Then to minimize the bulky seam, I picked up stitches at the collar on the sweater, then grafted the open stitches on the collar ribbed piece together with the body. It turned out very nice.
When I came down for the first time in my sweater, Joe looked at me and went, “Wow!” Made me feel pretty good :) I was nervous about the sweater while I was knitting it. I’ve had too many disasters and disappointments, but I think my luck is turning around.