I spent the morning yesterday finishing the second sleeve and sewing the whole thing together. We finally got some sun, so I resolved to go out to a nice location and have Hubby take some pictures! We went to the Art Institute of Chicago and took these in the South Garden. After an exceptionally delicious and filling lunch at Terzo Piano. On the balcony. Sigh . . .
|See that pudgy tummy? It's filled with smoked|
whitefish puree with cripsy fried lemon and caperberries,
summer shandy, and chocolate semi-freddo with
spanish peanut nougat and salted caramel.
When I started this sweater, only two or three other people had started it. I really expected to be the first one done, but as you know, I fell victim to a prolonged case of sewing fever.
The sweater front and back are exactly the same, so aside from the eyelet pattern, not too much thinking is involved. Exactly my kind of pattern. The only modification I made was to cast on a few extra stitches for the waist ribbing and then do fewer increases for the main body, so that the waist wouldn't be too tight. Somehow, I must have known I would need room for that semi-freddo. Also, I used the same size needle for the rib as for the main body.
I had fun playing with the vintage silk scarf I bought in Hendersonville, N.C. last fall. Well, actually my mom bought it for me! Thanks, Mom!
Here's me trying to look extra-vintagey:
vintage silk scarf
Ray-Ban Retro Wayfarers
Odille Picked Plaid skirt (Anthropologie)
Frye Wanda Ankle Strap in Poppy
I love the boat neck style, but I may end up sewing up just a half inch on each side so I don't have to keep adjusting my bra straps. I hate when I have to do that.
This was a really fun and easy knit and I will probably end up making another one in wool in the fall.
|New sweater! Yay!|