The witch is dead!
Or, I should say, The Sweater is Finished!
It’s been over 9 months since I started this bad boy, and it. has. languished. I’d pick it up every few weeks, work a couple rows (complaining the whole time), then put it down and somehow be shocked (shocked!) when the sweater wasn’t any bigger when I went to pick it up again the next time.
I freaking hated this thing by the time I got to the end of it.
So, it’s surprising that when I finally finished it (just before Christmas), I absolutely loved how it turned out!
It might be my favorite sweater right now. (I’ve worn it basically every day since I finished it, and didn’t even bother blocking it because I didn’t want to wait for it to dry).
It’s a super simple sweater, no fancy shaping, just a regular old Ann Budd top-down set-in-sleeve sweater with a crew neck and lots of extra length. But, it fits like a glove, and the Knit Picks Provincial Tweed is crazy soft.It’s super comfy, and (despite the unflattering angle on the above photo), looks pretty nice, if I say so myself. I couldn’t be happier (or more surprised) with how nicely the finished sweater is.
Have you ever finished something, only to be pleasantly surprised by how it turned out?