Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's not like I won 8 gold medals, but still. . .

I'm feeling a pretty big sense of achievement at the moment. Yesterday afternoon I made myself some coffee, put on a bunch of records, and finished my oldest work-in-progress. Woo hoo! Cargo is DONE:

I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Okay, maybe I'm ecstatic! And relieved. I think this will be getting a lot of wear.

I love the styling and the fit (go Kim Hargreaves and Rowan!), and Rowan Denim, though not my favorite yarn, was enjoyable to work with and is not too floppy when it's knit up and shrunk down. It doesn't feel like it's going to stretch out a lot, either. If it does, I guess I can just throw it in the washer and dryer to shrink it back up a little.

The major downsides with this were that there was a lot of boring stockinette to knit and a lot of seams to sew. It took me a while to figure out the best placement of the pocket flaps and the chest pocket, too. I ended up sewing on all the other buttons first and then attaching the pocket and pocket flaps.

And as a bonus, I discovered an LP by The Fall in my record collection that I didn't realize I had (Domesday Pay-Off):


sunnie_fairy said...

cute sweater! love the color

jimmy said...
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jimmy said...

You are so cute in your new blue sweater and record head -:]