Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ta da!

the obligatory mirror shot

and trying to get one outside - not a great shot, but it does show the underarm and side shaping pretty well

Pattern: Green Gable, Zephyr Style, size small
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Caribbean Sea, about two and a half skeins
Mods: One less repeat of the lace than the pattern called for. Spaced out the decreases five rows apart instead of two and used a k2tog, ssk decrease instead of just k2tog. Added two increase rounds at the waist, three inches later and five rows apart - used lifted increases, both right- and left-leaning. Added about three inches of additional length. Picked up five additional stitches under each arm, which eliminated the need to sew up the hole that's created if you follow the pattern instructions.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this, and it's definitely the most wearable garment I've made so far. I wore it to work on Tuesday, then to knit night at Yarns By Design. Lori was there, and since she doesn't have a blog of her own, I feel obliged to blog about her newest FO, the Kittyville hat from Stitch & Bitch:


She'd just finished it when I made her pose for this photo. Other than that, I've got only the Koigu socks going on right now, and I am nearly finished with the gusset of sock #1. I bought some yarn at YBD for Fetching. I think those will come in very handy in the fall, so I guess I'd better get started!


Blogger SJ said...

You look mahvelous! That top fits you perfectly -- what a great job you did with the shaping! Oh, and Lori looks pretty darn cute too!

I think we'll both have to start new projects. I finished my shawl last night, so now all I've got on the needles is a second sock of a pair. We need to have something exciting for knit night next week -- you know, just in case someone new shows up!

8:15 AM  
Anonymous lori said...

Your sweater pics look great and (gags) thanks for putting Kittyville and my heavy jowled face on the net.

-blogless in the 'burgh

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Brooke said...

Beautiful Green Gable. It is a perfect fit and I love the color.

9:56 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

looks wonderful! a perfect fit. and for a mirror shot, you did well! (mine always look like bad myspace pictures.) bravo!

12:54 PM  
Blogger luvs2knit said...

I love the sweater, Jen!!!! Looks awesome!!!

Lori, the kittyville hat is you, all the way.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Excellent Green Gable! I mean this in the nicest way: It doesn't even look handmade. (Did that come out wrong? I mean, it looks fantastic and not all wonky like my stuff does.)

6:11 AM  

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