March 17, 2005

Done, done, done!

The blue raglan is done!


And an action shot, just because:


It took just under 2 weeks — I can definitely see myself doing more sweaters on this basic pattern, I really enjoyed the simplicity and speed of the knitting, and I think the result is flattering and very useful for my wardrobe. I’ll probably play around with the neckline, though — I’m happy enough with this, but it’s not what I had in mind. Here’s the sweater laid out flat — you can see the waist shaping better:


Details are in the sidebar.

But wait! That’s not the only FO — I also finished the second blue striped sock last night:


The colours are deeper than this picture shows, but I’ve already mentioned how impossible it is to photograph this colour properly. The socks are a little shorter than I usually like, but I don’t care — I love these socks! Sadly, they don’t really go with the new sweater very well, but I may just wear them with it anyway. Hah!

And finally, here’s Mark wearing his new grey sweater for the first time:


He’s found the length to be ok, so I’m not going to worry about it. I’ll just be careful with future patterns.

I wish it had been a nicer day, since we were taking all these pictures — but although it’s warmer, and the snow is melting, it’s grey and icky. Very hard to find an attractive backdrop, or a well-lit spot to pose. But I’ll just hope that the sweaters speak for themselves.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by Aven at March 17, 2005 12:07 PM

Fabulous knitting all around! I love the sweater; the fit is fabulous and the color is great. The socks and Mark’s sweater look great too—thanks for sharing all this knitting goodness!

Posted by: Anita at March 17, 2005 12:57 PM

Hooray for so many FO’s. You look great.

Posted by: Steph at March 17, 2005 01:10 PM

Wow! All of your FOs look great! That shade of blue looks very nice on you.

Posted by: monica at March 17, 2005 01:59 PM

Okay, what’s so wrong with the neckline? I love the neckline. And the colour. Nice work. And how’s the tea sampling going?

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 17, 2005 03:28 PM

I agree that they’re all great! Glad you didn’t have to mess around with Mark’s sweater.

Posted by: Toni at March 17, 2005 05:38 PM

You look really pretty on those pictures! The blue really suits you.

Great job on both of ‘em.

Posted by: lisa at March 18, 2005 10:34 AM

I loved looking at your work!

Posted by: susan at March 18, 2005 06:11 PM

The sweater is gorgeous! I hope mine looks that good! Great colour, too, by the way!

Posted by: Jeannie at March 19, 2005 01:47 AM

I like all your work…I too am working on a basic
sweater. It will be short sleeve or a shell. Depends on how far my Bamboo yarn will carry me.
You really have talent for size. Hugh problem here.
I like the neckline too..What DO you have in mind?

Posted by: Cher at March 19, 2005 03:28 PM

Everything looks great Aven! I can’t wait to see the blue sweater in person!

Posted by: Dani at March 20, 2005 07:00 PM