Then I came home and finished my So Faded sweater. Yes! You heard that right. I finally finished it!
|So Faded Sweater|
Okay, okay. I finished the knitting. There's still the matter of a few loose ends to deal with and it needs a bit of blocking. But I finished the knitting and it fits perfectly. I should clarify - it fits me perfectly. My mannequin is slightly petite with weirdly pointy boobs. I am the exact opposite.
And I'd like to add that So Faded is officially my new favorite basic sweater pattern. There was no sewing up involved. None at all! And the neck line is brilliant! There are short rows, well, not really - just extra rows, on the back that help the front lay flat instead of doing that weird bunching up around the neck/across the collar bone thing that so many raglands do. Oh and the cuffs were an inch of ribbing instead of three or four.
Yep, this is definitely my new favorite sweater pattern! And the sweater deserves a much nicer photo but I'm working with the little bit of time I have. A hastily snapped cellphone picture in front of a mountain of unorganized junk will have to do.
|Blue Heron Metallic Cowl|
As soon as I cast off So Faded, I went back to knitting the Blue Heron Metallic cowl. The yarn is slightly splitty but I'm loving it's sparkle! Assuming that my living dangerously method of casting on produces a circle long enough to wrap around my neck twice (and it looks like it will) I think this cowl will be perfect for indoor/outdoor wear on our milder winter and/or over air conditioned summer days.
That photo has me stumped though. The project bag is showing up with the exact correct color, the knitted yarn is almost exact, but the yarn bowl.... In the photo, the yarn bowl looks like it's been left out in the weather for about 15 years. In reality, its wood has a much warmer and polished-to-a-shine tone. Weird.
I wish I knew more about photography. I really should take a class.