Friday, April 25, 2008

Now it's done.


I did pull out the sleeve yesterday, ripped back to 1" below the armhole and reknit it. I kept comparing it to the other one, which I thought was fine. It seemed to be coming out pretty close. (I listened to Jane Eyre while doing this, which was great.) I sewed it in and, folded the sweater in half to compare the sleeves and now the one that was too big is at least an inch or inch and a half shorter than the other one. Yikes. I thought I might have to do it again! But I tried it on and the shorter sleeve was perfect. The longer sleeve is only a bit too long and may be fine. I actually wore the sweater today. I don't let my new garments sit around. Afterall it is wool and summer is coming. Fortunately I live in Duluth where one can wear wool 10 months of the year. It was perfect for today. I still feel a little ridiculous taking my own picture in my bathroom, but it's the only room in the house that has enough natural light that I don't need the flash. And the sweater just looks so flat if I lay it down to take a photo. And I don't own a dress dummy, so I had to resort to taking my own picture as best I could. Oh and my husband is out of town. So you get a funny picture of me in my bathroom. :-0


8 comments:

Knittinreed said...

Fabulous!!

Mandella said...

It's not a funny picture at all, it's a very flattering photo of a beautiful sweater.

TattingChic said...

Beautiful sweater...I popped over here from a fellow tatters blog that you commented on. Hope you don't mind me coming on over to say Hi and tell you your knitting is spectacular!

Janet Richards said...

Beautiful! I love the color and cables on the front!

Cecile said...

Thank you all so much. I will pop over to your blogs soon. I'm off this week to visit my mother, but will be back middle of next week. I truly appreciate your taking the time to comment and the very kind words.

Arlene said...

That is such a beautiful sweater (cardi) and I love the color! Nice job! I have not knit a sweater yet, but I am close to jumping in!!

LRae/CA said...

Hi Ceci! What a beautiful sweater! You must have a closet full of your beautiful handmade pieces! You continue to whip out those gorgeous beauties. I started knitting my very first sweater last week. Oh--to knit half as well as you!
Linda

Cecile said...

Arlene and Linda, Thanks so much. Linda, yes I have quite a closet full of sweaters I've knit for myself, but I do wear sweaters a lot. I had this one on for a while today, until I finally decided it was warm enough to take it off. I'm wearing wool in June! It's not been a warm spring so far, but is getting warmer finally.