Well, here it is. And I love it. (Please forgive my tired eyes . We snapped this photo at 6:45a before DH took off for work. That is how much I wanted to blog about it today!)
In the end I don't know that it is the most flattering shape on me, but the color, feel, drape and fact that I made it myself! counteract all that wondering quite well.
I really love the weight of this sweater. It did take an long time (relatively speaking) to knit this up in a sock yarn, but I am really happy that I stuck with it because it made a truly wearable, lightweight fabric. I am the kind of person that can overheat easily, and this sweater is about as thick as I would want a three season (spring, summer, fall) sweater to be. I could go for a worsted weight during the cold WI winter months, however.
As promised, here are some of the 'before' photos with notes. I find this kind of thing really helpful as a knitter - it's what gives me confidence that while I may not like what I see when I weave in that last yarn end, a good soak/wash and blocking can work wonders. See what I mean?
|whew, don't like this AT ALL.|
|looking better already!|
|blocking really does work!|
I am not sure what to knit next. But I am certain that I going to knit myself another sweater or cardigan. I did cast on for a little 'In Three's' for the baby, but I think that I am going to spend some time surfing ravelry tonight for ideas. Any suggestions from you out there?