Well, the weather did not oblige me, and decided to be stormy today despite my desire to go up to the beach to take pictures of my newest handknit sweater. Oh well. I made the best of things, and settled on our still-pretty (if crazily overgrown) backyard for the purpose of photographing myself wearing it:
Here are the details:
Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Syncopated Ribs, from Fall 2004 IK (with modified cowl neckline, because I hated the original neck).
Yarn: Rowan Cork, in "Bug". 8 skeins or so, I think.
Needles: size 9 Denise circular.
Time to knit: about 6 months (not solid, obviously).
Oh my goodness, I love this sweater. Love love love. I’m so happy with the neckline modifications I made; the original neckline looked ridiculously bad on me, so I’m glad I was able to turn it into something flattering. Silly me didn’t think to take any good closeup shots of the neckline (or a picture of the sweater by itself, for that matter) and I’m just not feeling up to doing anything about that right now, so sometime later this week I’ll try to get some better pictures and go into more detail about how I altered the neckline. My only other modification was to cast on 6 extra stitches at the end of each arm, to account for my monkey arms. I absolutely adore this color on me (yeah, it’s bright, but I like bright sometimes!), and the Cork is oh-so-comfortable (why does everything I like have to get discontinued?).
In short, I am pleased as punch with my new sweater. Yay!