Saturday, November 22, 2008

November Sweater


It's done. I did a crappy job blocking. The boat neck is too high and gaps in the center. It needs to be pulled down to the shoulders. Also, the sleeves are a little bit baggy. I'm going to steam block everything and try to make it submit to my will.


The asymmetrical cable is fun, but it makes my second base look crooked.

My bare skin can't handle most fibers during the colder months here in Montana. The combination of wind, dry air, and subzero temperatures turn me into a pink, scaly elephant. So I usually wear long sleeve tees or turtlenecks under my sweaters. (I spent 20 minutes scratching myself and putting on oatmeal lotion after this picture.) It won't be a complete disaster if the sweater stays loose.
I used some cheap Paton's Classic Wool my husband found on clearance at Michael's for $2 a skein. $10 for a sweater ain't bad, baby.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

I like it, the color seems to go well on you and except for the neckline where I agree. I didn't even notice the oddity produced by the asymmetrical cables.
That is an amazingly good looking sweater for $10 worth of yarn, and if you fix the neckline like you seem to be planning it will be a beautiful handknit sweater this winter.

Alex Mason said...

Hi, lovely blog, hope you are having a good weekend :)

CraftyGryphon said...

$10 for a sweater ain't bad at all! I'll be watching to see how the steam-blocking goes. I had my first experience with Wet Wool this weekend, and everyone appears to have survived, but it wasn't anything complicated involving "necklines" or "fit"....

sushi2 said...

I like your cable pattern, it came out nicely. And I'm with you on the yarn thing, I always wear something under sweaters I make. In fact I'm learning to make my sweaters a size or two larger for more room underneath. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!