It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday ... freezing, but beautiful. I have my coat and scarf at my feet in these photos. I'm sure everyone else at the park thought I was nuts. :)
You can see in this photo that the elbow gets a little baggy after a couple days of wear. I like the length, so I'll just have to live with it.
Originally, I planned to do the ribbing in the medium purple color, but when I tried to order the extra yarn, it was on back order. Of course, now, I can't imagine that ... the dark purple is the perfect ribbing color.
The only thing that's a little goofy is I started at the top of the back with the dark purple, so the stripe merges with the ribbing creating a weird angled shape. If I hadn't done that, I'd have a crisp dark line around the back neck. Next time I'll plan the ribbing/stripes better.
Here you can see just how windy it was. I love the little peek you get at the light green steek. When I went shopping for a shirt to wear with this sweater, I couldn't resist this v-neck because it matches the steek perfectly!
I still have a couple more things to show you about the sweater ... the button stuff, and my project notes ... but I didn't want to make you wait for the final photos anymore! Or, more truthfully, I couldn't stand not sharing them!
I make everyone pet this sweater when they find out I made it. The Knit Picks Comfy Worsted is so SOFT it's crazy. It's also super fuzzy, which has resulted in gigantic pills under the arms and at the waist where my purse rubs the sweater. I'm getting a sweater stone to help remove the initial pilling. I get the sense that once the "baby duck down" fuzz has worn off, we'll be fine.
I've machine washed and dried this sweater a couple of times. I've found that I have to dry it all the way so it shrinks back up to "knit size" then, as I wear it, it relaxes back to "cotton stretch size", similar to a pair of jeans. I think I can figure out how to knit the next one so it relaxes into the right size. Currently, after it relaxes, there's a little too much ease under the arms and at the bust.