Pattern: Kepler by Emily at Fathom Harvill http://fathomharvill.typepad.com/fathom/files/Keplerpattern1.pdf
Yarn - Hand spun and dyed wool silk blend by Shelley at Rose Garden Fibers
Rose Garden Fibers
needles: Boye aluminum size U.S. 8
Modifications: none (although I did sew the front onto the waistband instead of picking up the stitches because in the final measuring upon blocking the front, the band was too long and had to be shortened. Thus, I had to disconnect the front from the waistband, leaving a ragged edge that had to be bound off and sewn back on to the shortened band)
Overall thoughts: I like the pattern. I love the braided bands. The design is not flattering for anyone's figure but I knew that going in. It makes me look hippy. I wish it had been knit on smaller needles because I feel the stitches are too open. Maybe lengthening it a little would have helped the overall appearance. I am also not happy with the seaming through the braided bands but I did the best I could. I think it's definitely sweater to wear with jeans... very casual. All in all, I'm happy with this sweater.
In other news I had my phone interview today about my family blog for the newspaper. She did ask me if I would publish the blog address. I said no. There is something intrusive about that to me. Voyeuristic even!! I don't want my family to feel like everyone in America is reading our family news. I don't care about the knitting blog... it's more of a public forum.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Posted by Holly at 11:04 AM