Friday, January 04, 2008

the most amazing sweater ever

well, i didn't finish by christmas, but i did finish by the end of the year!


by VĂ©ronik Avery
knitty fall 2007 surprise
started november 20th
finished december 31st

kathmandu aran yarn - color 156

great pattern - just a few issues. used way way more yarn than specified.

bought buttons at the no-coast craftorama that are awesome, however for this sweater they just weren't doing it for me. so off we went to borealis and got these blue ones that perfectly match the blue in the tweed. i love them!

i haven't taken this sweater off since it dried after being wet blocked. the yarn bloomed beautifully and while it was soft before... now it's awesome!.

i love it. it totally makes up for my disappointment of my ribby cardi.

ravelry details (and there are alot of them!)

more pics soon, have to do a photoshoot - it looks different after blocking. these are pre-blocking (except the last one)

everything done

back view - which i love!

oblique - finished!  (but not blocked yet)

oblique in use

other stuff

i didn't really knit for christmas much. i'm just not into it. i did make my mother in law a mobius (which she loves! but i have no pics of her in it... ooops!), my sister in law stephanie's unoriginal hat, and my christmas ornaments this year were EZ's fiddle faddle. yea!

mobius - ravelry details


wendy's unoriginal hat - rav details

wendy's new hat

wendy's hat detail

christmas 2007 ornaments - rav details

2007 ornaments

warm and yummy

DH was complaining that his previous hat was just not warm enough. enter the malabrigo koolhaas. other than the fact that this hat gave me carpal tunnel, i loved knitting it! it's so gorgeous! he loves it.

ravelry details

koolhaas hat for ron

koolhaas hat for ron

koolhaas hat for ron

first sweater ever!

so i finished this bad boy just after labor day. i know, at least i'm sharing now.

ribby cardi by bonne marie

mission falls cotton - in graphite and lilac

this sweater, i tried but... ugh. well. the body of this sweater is just too large. as in, i could be 6 months pregnant and no one would know. :( it seems to fit ok until it stretches out (100% cotton). and the sleeves, that i made long, are still not quite long enough. meh.

however considering it's my very first sweater ever, i guess it turned out well. i'm just bummed, i love this pattern. the sleeve area does fit well so i wonder if i just do some waist shaping if i made this again? and make the sleeve longer as well...

i am proud of the finishing skills that i gained in this sweater. and it looks nice. i even put in a zipper! (thank you!)

ravelry details for those in the know

nice raglan seam!

back view

side view

it's done!

shoulder detail

in action!

knit knit knit

collar detail

zippery goodness


outdoor pics taken by ron while we were up in two harbors on vacation (i finished it up there, though the zipper wasn't installed for a few more weeks)

happy new year!

new year, new sweater, new job (i start monday!!!). :)

things are good. posts to come soon with lots of details. i've been knitting, just not blogging. blame ravelry. :) i get my sharing fix that way, and it just seems so much easier than posting. plus it keeps everything organized and i love it!

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