Here's the last outfit with my new Hazel dress, as mentioned in my last post:
Yes, I finished my Cameo sweater yesterday! Gosh, it felt like it took forever to knit this, but according to my Ravelry page, it only took about 5 weeks. Considering that I was using big yarn and big needles compared to what I'm used to, that seems slow. But I wasn't able to work on this sweater for very long at any one time - the stiffness of the yarn was really hard on my hands and elbows. Still, I love how this yarn wears - I wore one of my old sweaters knit from the same yarn every single day in San Francisco. When I got home, I tossed it in the washer and dryer (delicate cycle on both) and it was good as new!
This is another fantastic pattern from Kim Hargreaves. Aside from the sore hands and elbows thing, I really enjoyed working on this, and it was mostly knitting I didn't have to think about too much, so plenty of Netflix was watched during the making of this garment. I think the shape is amazing: the wide sleeves are the same length as the body up to the armhole and slightly wider than the back piece, giving it a wonderful cape-like look when worn:
Here's how it looks spread out, to give an idea of the shape:
So boxy! I love it!
I steam blocked my pieces like I always do, and then sewed the whole thing together using mattress stitch. You can't even see the joins - it's my favorite way of joining pieces.
Here's a look from the back:
I am such a sucker for a deep raglan! And by the way - white is very, VERY hard to photograph I discovered, so I'm sorry for the amateurish quality of these photos. But you get the idea: new sweater!
I'm also wearing a vintage necklace and bracelet, both plastic, both purchased a year or two ago on Etsy. The bracelet is large on me, as you can see in the first photo, but I love it anyway. And I've got Mac's Vegas Volt on my lips - my new favorite lipstick.
I'm thinking of wearing this outfit when we go out for dinner this weekend to celebrate our anniversary!