Seriously, one of these days, I’m going to go back and tell you about the scarves and other items I was finishing a month ago. The post is actually already finished, but due to a disturbing circumstance, I have not taken the photos or even finished a couple of the items.
Why? Because the date of the family reunion was changed without notifying me or Tommy. I guess since we’re in Seattle no one thought we’d be interested. Oh, except for all the items I’ve been trying to finish to ship off in time for BINGO prizes. Whatever. I will take those photos and post that previously written item soon, but if you can’t tell, I’m bitter.
Onward. Today’s title: It’s Done! What is it? The Empire Waist Pullover (details Raveled here) that I started in January for myself. I put it aside so I could work on all this other… shtuff [sic].
The sweater is beautiful. This Cascade Sierra is the first really nice yarn I bought and I started using it on a crochet sweater in the fall before I learned to knit. Unfortunately, the size was way off for me or my gauge was off or something was seriously wrong. Regardless of the reason, I frogged it and moved on to a knitted sweater.
I made no changes to the pattern and found no errors. This pattern is easy to follow and this yarn is amazing to work. (I know I said that before when I first wrote about it, but I still believe it.)
The only thing I did to modify the pattern is sew the side and sleeve seams at about an inch instead of just a stitch. I’d like to say that’s because I’ve lost a ton of weight since I started the project, but really I just chose the wrong size.
If I knit it again, I will make one change: the sleeves are too long for me. I’m short so three-quarter sleeves always look like too-short long sleeves. This is really bad when you’ve custom sized something for yourself. Anyway, if I make it again, I’ll either add an inch to make long sleeves or take away two or three for the three-quarters.
I really love the ruffle on the bottom, don’t you? Tommy took this picture this morning before Carol and I went to breakfast. It’s knitting class tonight; since I don’t get to see her on Tuesday nights, we go to the bakery for breakfast on Tuesday mornings. I’m showing off my sweater tonight in class, and have unashamedly told everyone I talked to today that I made it for myself.
Here’s a bonus picture of Carol from when we were in Mexico. She gave it highest praise: “This is better than Disney World.”
And two pics of two beautiful sisters. Kayla was here for a visit and a few sessions of roughhousing, as in "Let's roughhouse, Kayla!"