Saturday, June 16, 2007

I'm pleased enough with the rear view.... However, looking at it from the front, I'm getting the impression.....
it's a bit snug. And not in a good way. I know blocking will help, and I haven't added the button bands yet, but I still feel like it might pull between buttons. My question is this: Should I entertain the idea of adding a couple of rows to the button bands for x-tra width? Did anyone try this? Thanks for your ideas!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

White forecast done!

It was actually already 2 weeks ago I finished it, let's just say I'm fast in knitting but slow in taking pictures;)

It's a very fun project and a joy to knit, the yarn was great and the design even better. I modified the pattern by knitting the garter stitch rather than purling. Overall I'm happy with the project, though I'm not very satisfied with the button bands, but I'm too lazy to change it. Some more pictures and comments on my blog :)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Burgundy Forecast

well, there is still one little problem to be fixed, and until then I can only really wear the sweater unbuttoned, but it looks good open I think!
how's a dorky, I'll-probably-regret-making-this-face-later pic for you all? :P the product of frustration from having far too few moments of photogenicness...which is not a word.

what a great first sweater for me. a little daunting at first, but a I kept moving along my confidence really built up and now I don't feel scared about trying anything. hooray for Forecast! hooray for Stephanie Japel! and hooray for Cascade 220, the only wool I've tried so far that doesn't itch...

a super-serious photo and a back shot at my blog. have fun knitting!