Friday, September 28, 2007

Making Up For It All

See, this is what it looked like on Wednesday when I started to compose my WiP it post - and I thought the resulting picture was so woefully blobby that I didn't want to post it.



Flash forward a few days (and some manic knitting on my lunch breaks), and you have this:



Looks more like a garment and less like a blob, non? It is Mr Greenjeans from the Fall 2007 issue of Knitty. I got gauge in Lion Brand Wool Ease in Sage, and I am happy with it. I figure if the sweater is flattering, I will probably make it again in a more expensive yarn (like Cascade 220 Quattro...). I have about 3 more inches of the body to knit before I start working on the cable section. What do you think my chances are of finishing it before Stitches East? I tend to knit well under pressure - my Veste Everest and Clapotis are proof of that.

A gratuitous close-up of the raglan sleeve:



I'm really looking forward to taking photos of autumn this weekend - it looks like the weather will be perfect for it, so stay tuned!

9 comments:

Nell said...

Nice job! That color is going to look great on you.

Holly said...

It looks great! I love that pattern, and have been considering casting on (but resisting until I finish the other stuff already on the needles). Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Zonda said...

Looking really good!! I just love that colorway myself!!

Go you!!

cpurl17 said...

Great progress there--it's going to be fabulous!

Bezzie said...

That's woolease? Nice!

Yeah top-downs always look like crap til you split for the sleeves!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh love that color. I didn't know wool-ease came in that shade! It'll be gorgeous!

Annie said...

Very nice! I love the color.

kemtee said...

That's coming along swimmingly! Once I finish my summer sweaters (!), that's next.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think very much of the picture with the pattern - but I really, really like yours.

Thank you for opening my eyes.
Janey
janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca