Saturday, 8. December 2007
I know when I read blogs about other knitters’ FOs, I am always looking to see how it actually fits on a real person. Sure, just the act of completion is a marvel in itself, but let’s be honest: We want to know how it looks on someone.
Finding buttons for this sweater took way longer than knitting it, and hence the delay in the photoshoot. I’m actually visiting a friend in Northern California this weekend, and she warned me that she was going to drag me Christmas shopping with her. I told her that I’ll bring my comfy shoes
“Okay, but you have to take pictures of my sweater while we are out and about today so I can post on my blog.”, said I. “And headless”. She thought it was funny, but obliged nonetheless.
Pattern: Demi, XS from Rowan Vintage Style
Materials: 14-16 (ha ha I forgot) balls of Pingouin Shetland et Lin, discontinued yarn (a Shetland / linen blend yarn), Sz 6, 7, 8 needles, and 4 wood 3/4″ buttons from Joann’s.
Notes: No modifications, just knit to pattern. Seaming was a pain in the ass, and I misread the left collar instruction and botched the ribbed (placket) section. I thought I was outsmarting the pattern by not binding off at the left shoulder section. It wasn’t until the seaming that I realized that the bind-off had a purpose. Duh. Oh, yea, and seaming was a pain in the ass. It is so painful that I have to repeat. Painful. There, thrice. But whatever, I can live with it.
And there you have it. I love the way it fits, the modified bobbles, the length, the color and the warmth. Trust me, this baby is warm. If I can shop outdoors the whole day without a coat, it is definitely a-ok in my book. And oh, I admit, I did check my reflection a few times today to marvel at my own work. Pfffftt….. Who wouldn’t?