Thursday, March 16, 2006

New FO .... finally






























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.

7 comments:

Yvonne said...

Holly, that looks Gorgeous!!! Yes, with a capital "G"! I love the color. I can't wear orange, I'd look like a pumpkin!! Excellent work.

SJ said...

Beautiful! I think I will have to add that to my list of Sweaters to Knit. Glad it worked out after all that frustration.

Donna said...

It looks wonderful!

luvs2knit said...

Holly...Awesome. I love the color and it looks like the sweater agrees with you.

Yeah!!

Jen said...

Oh my! I know that I am late to the party here, but I just wanted to say that your sweater is absolutely gorgeous! What a flattering color and fit on you. Bravo!

natasha said...

gorgeous! and the sweater looks great, too.

and i am so excited that you are spinning! i have been putting fiber on my website if you need some.

shell said...

I am totally behind one everything - but wanted to let you know- I love the way that sweater turned out!!
Huggs!!