March 03, 2004

It's a Rogue!

It’s done!

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I finished the hood last night and sewed it together while watching the Leafs beat the Bruins tonight. (Hey, I may be studying hard, but there are priorities!). This is a slightly doctored photo of the cabling at the side (well, more cropped than doctored - closeup profile torso shots aren’t the most flattering!) The hood is lovely:

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I don’t expect to wear it up very often, but to amuse you all here’s a picture of the hood fully deployed, and a (very silly-looking) side view of the same thing. And, finally, a photo of the sweater laying flat, just for completeness of documentation.

It fits a little more closely than some of the other versions I’ve seen, and it’s perhaps not as rugged, but I like it very much. And I really like the hem - I’ve never made a sweater with this sort of hem before, and it gives a certain solidity to the bottom of the sweater that appeals to me, somehow. And the Peruvian Highland wool is very soft and comfortable. I’m very happy with the project, overall. I learned several new techniques, it didn’t take too long to knit, and I have a very comfortable, useful garment at the end of the process. What more could I ask for!

Well, possibly to be done with my exams so that I could start something new. On the bright side, though, I can wear Rogue while writing the exams! Huzzah!

I leave you with a picture of Tigger helping me type this entry:

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Posted by Aven at March 3, 2004 12:46 AM
Comments

Oh, hon, it’s lovely!

Beautiful work, and looking good on ya.

Posted by: Anne at March 3, 2004 07:13 AM

Congrats!! It’s beautiful. The colour is perfect on you too.

Good luck on the exams.

Posted by: Steph at March 3, 2004 09:36 AM

It looks great on you. Your stitches are so precise and even, and the color looks very good on you (Tigger is cute on it, but I think it works better with your coloring).

I hope that your exams feature far more Catullus and Tibullus than Juvenal.

Posted by: Lydia at March 3, 2004 11:33 PM

Great job! Best of luck on your exams!

Posted by: Patty at March 4, 2004 11:23 AM