Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Drops 103-1 and Cake!

I made a new sweater.

No...i don't have hepatitis...and NO! My new sweater is NOT see-through. It is however, adorable; wonderful; i love it and finished it yesterday and wore it to work today and got A TON OF COMPLIMENTS...UNSOLICITED..and the whispering...the sly sidelong glances..the overheard words..."you know, she knit it herself"...gasp...stunned silence.."reeeeeaallly"....yes...IT is that good! So good in fact that I am totally posting suck photos because I'm jest so darn proud of it!

The Specs: Drops 103-1

The Yarn:Elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool Chunky in Coffeebean Brown (purchased Nov 2005..gotta love that knit from stash)

The Needles: Knitpicks Options size 10

Modifications/True Confessions: I knew that 10s would give me a loose fabric with the HW Chunky, so I opted to go with the flow and make the 2nd smallest size...and blocked it hard to get the proportions and drape uniform. I also shortened the collar so it wouldn't be quite so "bunchy" arouond the neck. This is probably also the very very best seaming/finishing I've done on a garment. No ends anywhere. All seams are "invisible" and even.

Happy Factor: VERY VERY HAPPY. It has just the right amount of drape and substance to not be sheer or see-through at all, yet it's just the right warmth over a camisole or tee shirt. The buttons were perfect finds from JoAnn's and echo the rusticity of the pattern and yarn.

I'll try to post a natural daylight photo later in the week, but here are some details you might enjoy!

A close-up perhaps?

By the way, the man thoroughly enjoyed the wishes you've sent him! Thanks! He said I could share his (made from scratch of course) World Famous Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake with you.

have a knittery day.


Holly Jo said...

Looks fantastic! The buttons are perfect. Very versatile but stylish sweater. :)

Tara said...

Okay, seriously, I printed out this pattern last night before I went to bed, all the while thinking that I had absolutely no business even considering knitting it with all the sweaters already in my queue. We must be sharing a brain wavelength or something! Of course, seeing yours makes me want to knit it all the more. It's gorgeous! Beautiful work!

How's the Cobblestone going? I'm several inches in and LOVING the in-the-round comfort of it.

Bea said...

I think it looks great on you and those buttons are really good with it.

Patrizia said...

I have already commented on Ravelry, but I will say it again...

Allison said...

Love the sweater - it is so pretty and the color is great! Many happy birthdays to your soulmate. You are very lucky to have him and he of course is most lucky to have you!

Minnie~Knits said...

lovely sweater, and adorable cake! I used those spiral candles on my nephew's cake this year and I think they are...extra festive? Yes.

Anonymous said...

I have had this pattern for awhile now, and I love your version. It looks great on you. Oh, and the reflection of the candles in hubby's eyeglasses is great!

jamie said...

Lisa, Just a gorgeous, fantastic sweater! Congratulations! I bet you wear it often! Jamie