01 June 2008

Finally Finalized

(Hi Johnny D!)

Well this baby was an exercise in construction challenges and I'm not even counting the fact that it's my first major chunk of cabling.

  • Knit back. Knit front. Back doesn't match so rip it and do it again altering the shaping.

  • Realize there's no way in hell I'm ever going to master crochet picot edging. Put pieces away while learning knit picot. Then attempt, rip, attempt again.

  • Insert sleeves three times due to sudden brain aneurysm which caused the ability to seam sleeves to disappear completely.

  • Wear new top to work and realize the neck opening is far too big which causes the top to slide off the shoulders. Rip out neckline. Pick up fewer stitches, pull tighter and add an inch of seed stitch.

Take a flattering, dimly lit, photo that doesn't make me look fat. Yay! Appreciate that this Dale Svale is pure heaven against my skin. Realize that I'm in love with this Rebecca pattern and that all the work was worth it.


alt.ayu said...

very nice~ Love the color too!!

Baa Bonny Belle said...

Beautifully knit and beautiful on you!

sarah fay said...

it looks amazing! I love the edging on the bottom!

Not An Artist said...

You look great -- totally worth it!

Marin (AntiM) said...

1) It's gorgeous.

2) You're gorgeous.

3) What on EARTH would it take to make you look fat?

koko puff said...

Totally fab! Beautiful cut and colour on you.

Miss Scarlett said...

It's beautiful! Worth all the ripping and restarting.

The colour is gorgeous on you, the fit is fantastic.

Well done!

Needle Addict said...

Good job, and it looks great on you. and I love love love the colour.

Knit & Purl Mama said...

That looks absolutely great on you! What a nice FO! And the purple suits you!