I did it! I kind of didn’t think I ever would, but I’ve proved myself wrong!
I finished the Papaya Sweater! It only took me six and a half months, but I did it!
Now, before I show you the “finished” pictures, I want to show you this:This is literally all the yarn that was leftover from the original 11 skeins. I managed to call it perfectly. I finished binding off, and had about 4 feet of yarn left (plus little bits and bobs from the other parts of the sweater), so I didn’t even have to really play yarn chicken. So satisfying!
Anyway, you want to see the finished sweater!
It turned out really great! It’s blocked up nice and drapey and comfy. The sleeves are the perfect length, and the fabric is a nice medium-thickness, not so thin that it will have trouble keeping me warm, and not so thick that I’ll start sweating the moment I put it on. It’s going to be a perfect transitional piece, which is exactly what you want for Seattle. Not too warm and not too cold.
(FYI, I’m writing this from the past, so I’m super duper pregnant in these pictures… hopefully as you are reading his, I will be less pregnant. Fingers crossed!)
Anyway, here she is in all her papaya-y glory:I even love the big plain back- it ended up being a really flattering length on me (not that I really planned it that way- I just stopped knitting when I was about to run out of yarn). It’s not fancy, but I can see myself wearing it for a really long time.I like that it’s open, without any fastenings, but I could totally see fancying it up with a shawl pin, or maybe adding a button or something, if I decide I need to be able to close it up.Whoo! It feels great to be done with such a big project!
But, now, I guess I have to figure out what to do next.
Have you finished anything lately?
Congratulations! Your sweater looks great and you didn’t run out of yarn in the process nor did you have a ton of leftovers either. You should feel very proud of yourself. Thank you for being here on the Internet.
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