Monday, May 28, 2007

It's done!!

Why I got a bug to finish the sweater when it is humid and in the upper 80s I will never know, but here she is.

I knit this with Peruvian Sierra Aran (80% highland wool, 20% alpaca) in Garnet I think, color #788. I did not want a totally solid yarn; this has a subtle heather to it. Once I washed the sweater, it softened up considerably. I will still have to wear long sleeves underneath, but that is what I had planned.

I am going to Maine next weekend so I just might be able to wear this before next winter. Coastal Maine is still pretty chilly this time of year.

I followed the pattern for the 33 ½” bust. The sleeves are perfect for my long arms, and it fits nicely on my narrow shoulders. The front is a little shorter than I thought but it will drop with wear so I am not sweating it.

This was a fun project and I will consider making another jacket, probably in a lighter color like something in the oatmeal family, and a yarn that I can wear in more than one season.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Finished!


I actually completed this a number of weeks ago. Yeah! I have been wearing it without the buttons, but will probably end up putting them on after all. You can read more about it on my blog.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

My first pannel

My first two halves are complete. I am making the 37" size. I decreased the length of the sleeves by 1.5". You can read more about the progress on my blog.

Now I am working on to the back pannel, but I think I may have to make it shorter so it will fit. Yikes!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It's sad really. I joined this blog when it first started and I'm only now almost done. At one point I dropped the Sunrise, because I didn't have any more yarn; however, sunny days are approaching again, I recently purchased more yarn and now I can finally finish the back of my jacket. Yippeee! I just need to make sure I have batteries to share with everyone.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Back to it!

I have picked up my SCJ again. I completed the first sleeve and front last weekend, but then realized that it was HUGE. I blame Weight Watchers. I was a size 39" bust, but am now a 37. The sweater was going to hang down below my behind. So, I did the only thing I could do.......

..........rip back to the sleeve and continue in the next size down (37"). I also have decreased the length of the sleeve by 1.5". Thanks to Knitting Help, I was able to figure out he difference between k2tog and k2tog tbl.

You can see the color I am using here, and read about what yarn I chose here.

You can read about my other projects here.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Me Too !!

Last but notleast (I hope)
I dit it !!

Finished last week, but as it was faaaar tooo big for me , I tried a very tricky thing... wash it 40°C in a washing machine...
and ... It WORKED !!
It is the perfect size forme now... :)



I'm very happy, and quite proud as well.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

I'm finally finished!

I have finally finished my Sunrise Circle Jacket! Check it out:



This beauty took me ages... but my destashing resolution spurred me on to finish it. Overall I found it a very enjoyable pattern to knit and the finished result fits very well. I'm also well impressed with myself because I saved about 3 hours of my life by machine stitching the seams!
Yarn used: 7 balls of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, in Maze