Friday, January 30, 2009

First in a while...

Posts (apart from last night's John Martyn one, anyway), and finished garments. I think that actually it might be about 4 years since I last finished a sweater for me. I knitted most of a sweater in this yarn in October 2007 - in fact, I knitted all of it, but it looked utterly catastrophic when worn... I like to think this one's better.

February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne. Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (12 balls so far, probably 13 eventually - see below). Needles: 5mm. Cast on January 9, cast off January 29 - the quickest sweater I've knitted for a couple of decades...
I am probably, however, going to lengthen the sleeves - the "just above the wrist" measurement I thought I had when I tried it on (repeatedly) has retrenched to the dreaded fat-lady-three-quarter-sleeves in wear, now it's been washed and blocked... Thankfully as they're top down this is easy peasy. And let's have a closer luck at these buttons...


Yumm... Bloody expensive, but exactly The Right Thing.

And while I'm typing this, the news is on and another of the Good Guys has departed. Bearded Wonder, seriously funny man, cricket geek and statistician extraordinaire, Bill Frindall, you'll be missed...

9 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Elegant sweather for an elegant lady, Liz. And you are right--those buttons are perfect!

Sorry you are losing so many good people. That must be difficult.
Jane/Chilly Hollow

Brigid said...

I like the look of the three-quarter-length sleeves. Do you find them irritating to wear? You were right about the blocking, though how you've managed to wash and block it already beats me!

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Love the FLS. I have one on the needles and an nearly done with the body - but unsure about length of sleeves.
Buttons are LOVELY!!! I have to admit that I splashed out on the buttons formine.

Dawn said...

Now that's amazing - they really were bracelet length last night! It's looking fabulous, though much better in real life. I do believe I might have to cast one on now!

Daisy said...

I love that pattern. I *must* *must* make it for myself! It looks fab!! and LOVE the buttons too!

SusieH said...

Well done, you!! That looks just wonderful on you - I'd lengthen the sleeves, too. I always find that 3/4 sleeves end up shorter than I need them to be. Hope the fix is indeed quick so you can keep wearing it often!!

Emm@ said...

Bah! I've been knitting mine on and off since August. Thankfully, all I have left to do is the garter cuff on one sleeve. I will finish it, I will finish it....

Yours looks lovely. I like the colour very much.

Jackie said...

Love the look. Very flattering. I think longer sleeves would be just the thing.

jayne said...

I love it Liz, it looks great on you. And those beautiful buttons! Where did you get them!?