Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Summer green, finally finished

It's been moved from place to place, unfolded, refolded, moved again...and now it's finally finished.

I posted a picture of this sweater back in July, when I was still actively knitting it. Sadly, it has been shuffled about, claspless, until last night.

The main thing was that I thought I'd need to reinforce the front bands with ribbon, but, after trying to sew one on last night with no real success I thought, "finished is better than perfect" - and just put the pesky clasps in place.

I love it.

I loved the yarn to begin with (Ella Rae wool from Romania? I think?)

I spend a silly amount of time just enjoying the weight and texture of the sweater. This is done on 4mm needles, much smaller than the leftovers vest of a previous post. Somehow this needle/yarn combination just hits that textural 'sweet spot' that can be so elusive.

Hopefully I'll get called into work so that I can wear it out! Classrooms can be chilly, you know, and shorter sleeves ensures that I don't drag them through a student's (or my own) work.

And it fits.

Hooray!

The little clasps are from Fabricland (which a friend of mine not-so-affectionately calls "the F store")... *blush*

Cheers,

Lisa

3 comments:

swooze said...

Lovely!

Debra said...

and it goes so well with that expensive lounge chair in the picture too! *wink*

Lisa said...

Yeah, we're all about the interior decoration around here...indoor/outdoor furniture!