Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Well, I'm wearing it right now with two sleeves, but here's a pic of it this afternoon with one sleeve. In the end, not loving the Cork yarn - very spongy,- for lack of a better word.
The sweater is definitely one of those that will kind of stretch out over time and lose some shape. Also, you can't REALLY see, but I did a sloppy job on the seaming. Not my best moment, but it's done and wearable. Two people so far haven't noticed the shoddy workmanship.
Or the safety pins instead of buttons for that matter, so maybe I should question their judgement. Off to find buttons tomorrow.
But overall, comfy and not itchy, a fast knit. The pattern itself was fun - some cables, some ribs. A 26 row repeat, so you don't get bored. I changed the neckline and made it all moss stitch, with a few rows of a Koigu variegated purple around the edge a few rows in.

And next, 14 skeins of bright purple Aurora 8.

Not fully sure I'm up for the challenge yet.

Might felt a bag or do a hat first. Am thinking of the seventies shawl from SnB Nation as well.


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I hope that the Cork grows on you (and not in length). I love that spongy quality and Mike's sweater has held up well. It's thick without being heavy.

Go find some great buttons, make the seams look good and wear it with pride. Everyone will love it if you do!

Jofrog is Knitfrog

Colleen said...

Oh, you can TOTALLY do that sweater. Go for it!

The Cork sweater looks great. I agree with Johanna, get some fabu buttons, and everyone will focus on them (if you're worried that anyone will notice the seaming--which they won't).