It would be easier if you just put a store bought cookie in a store bought sweater, and next time that's what you should do. Turns out, I suffer from Faceyspace Syndrome. More of less fine for 43 and a half years. Go to take a selfie and suddenly I'm all forehead. Yeah...
Color is off but we knew that would happen. You can also see why I am not totally thrilled the sweater. I was hoping for a smaller neckline. This is fine and I do love the sweater, it's just not what I was hoping for.
You know how there's a theory that if every relationship you've ever had has been a failure, you may want to look into how you're the only thing all those relationships had in common and realize that the issue may be you? Yeah. Second sweater to not give me the neck I need/want/love. Next sweater will be a cardi.
Or maybe it will be nothing but cat toys from now on...
I love how the pattern is written. Each size is 2 pages. You only need print out your size. None of that trying to remember which set of numbers you are as you knit the pattern. Love that! Had wanted to knit this pattern for a long time but needed the upgrade to different sizes. I'm so not a 34 inch bust and that's what the original pattern was.
I did the cast on and a row of knitting with the US 8, in the hopes of getting a small enough to make me happy neck. Yeah, imagine if I hadn't. Then a couple of rows with the US 9 before switching to the US 10 needles that the pattern called for. This is also why it was a fast knit.
Love the round yoke and the increases. I made a point of doing an increase that would not give me those little holes we see in the designer's version. Lovely but so not me.
Honestly? For a while there, it was more like 90% Merino 50% Mohair. The color way is Mallard something. It's the darker of the two Mallards that the fabulous people at Beaverslide dye. The yarn was a gift from our Squishy, who has great taste in colors. I can see why Margene loves this yarn. It is wonderful to work with, blooms like a dream and is lovely to wear. Yes, with a long sleeved something under it, but whatever.
Did a sewn bind off because that's what I do.
Everybody happy now?
Meanwhile, I feel like I'm fighting off a bug, slightly talked/peopled out, and trying to see how long I can last before giving in and turning on the heat. Still having sleep issues, but no more nightmares. Thank goodness! Still dealing with mom's stuff, wondering WTF comes next, and trying to take care of myself, which I've never been good at. Now I just need to figure out how it's already Wednesday...