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.