Monday, June 22, 2009

I love it when a plan comes together...

This really pleases me. Not just the sweater, though I am quite pleased with it, but the whole thing. The idea of using this yarn for a cardigan (I had originally thought of a shawl or something with it), the way the seed stitch (my most hated stitch) was SOOOOO worth it, for the texture accents, and generally, the way I just started knitting with a vague idea in mind, and it worked.
(Wow. sorry for the fuzziness. I blame my brain, not the camera). I finished it in the car on the way to the cottage Friday night, and blocked it out on Sunday night when we got home. I didn't do a full block - I just sprayed the edges with water and kind of patted them out to lie flat.
Once I get buttons, I will get a modelled shot (possibly on me, probably on the dress form). But I'm looking forward to the fall, and wearing this with a black skirt, white blouse and great silvery grey shoes I bought a while ago. (I knew I would find a need for them...)
After finishing this, I did a little work on the chunky brown and blue cardigan, and picked up a long-neglected Montego Bay scarf in a wool-silk laceweight, but most of the weekend was taken up with getting the dock extension in, getting the ski-boat in, tending the gardens, and meeting the new neighbours (they're really nice). I've got an interesting couple of weeks ahead - some owed time off coming in fits and starts (a couple of afternoons off here, a day or two off there), so there will be time spent with my kid as he gets out of school, (we're planning on a few batches of strawberry jam), and time at the cottage (more gardens to plant, and lazing about to do).
But this was a pretty good start to my week.

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

Wow, it looks amazing laying flat.

Karen said...

Looks great!

Sel and Poivre said...

Wow you are on a roll! Blocking Sunday night after driving home - I'm impressed!

Brenda said...

Wow! It looks great.

Needles said...

I like this one a lot.

Carol said...

This looks really nice. I love the look of seed stitch. although it is such a pain to knit.