February 05, 2004


The coat is done!

Here’s another picture, with me looking somewhat crazed (I think I was over-emotional becasue of last night’s Angel and Cordelia’s fate), and a weird one of the back:


So, as you can see, the sweater does fit; but not quite as I’d imagined it. I was expecting more of a coat; this fits me rather tightly, and I couldn’t wear very much more than a t-shirt under it. What do you think? Should I keep it, or find someone smaller than me to gift it to? Interested parties (those who might be recipients) are welcome to speak up!

Still, I’m quite pleased with it. Though my finishing work leaves a fair amount to be desired; I don’t know why, but it seemed harder on this than on the finer sweaters I’m used to. Or maybe it’s just that I didn’t take enough care over it.

Now that I’m finished the coat, it’s on to Rogue! I’ve done the hem facing for one sleeve, and some of the cabling, but I have to rip it out to the beginning of the cable pattern because I misread the directions for increasing. So no pictures yet. And the Lett-Lopi sweater continues, but all I got done yesterday was the ribbing on the second sleeve.

Today I’ll be working on revisions to my major field paper; oh joy. I can’t wait to be done with that! There’s only so many times one can look at the same introductory paragraph without wanting to do something violent to it or oneself! But that’s all part of the process, I know.

Have a good Thursday, and Go Leafs Go tonight against Ottawa!

Posted by Aven at February 5, 2004 09:44 AM

Damn, I forgot that you of course watch Angel on Wednesdays. Spoiled by your knitting blog, who would have thought? :(

Well, I guess I’ll brace myself for emotional turmoil tonight. Yipee.

Posted by: Tyla at February 5, 2004 11:28 AM

I think the sweater/coat/whatever it is looks terrific with the slightly tighter fit. It avoids that rather sloppy and bulky look that can sometimes happen with such garments. Instead, it looks rather classy! Definitely keep it for yourself.

Posted by: Sue at February 5, 2004 07:09 PM

Oh, my gosh, I LOVE it! Definitely keep it, everyone needs that cardie-over-a-tee look. I’ve been wanting to do something with colorwork like that. It looks great on ya!

Posted by: Rachael at February 7, 2004 04:00 PM

I think it’s perfect! Wear it with pride! It looks lovely on you! Of course, if I thought for one minute that it would fit me, I would encourage you to send it to me! :) heehee!

Posted by: sandy at February 8, 2004 10:20 AM