Woo Hoo! It’s time to do the happy dance and pose awkwardly in the back yard! (Because (for some reason) holding a rake made me feel less weird than just standing and smiling at the camera. I never said I was a good model.)
But the sweater looks great! It fits really well, and it is nice and cozy! The sleeves turned out a little long (which happens to me all the time when I knit. I have trouble getting store-bought clothes with long enough sleeves, so I tend to overcompensate when I knit, and I end up with sleeves that would work on a giraffe), but they’re perfect for turned-up cuffs.
And, though I agree with you guys that silver buttons would have been better, I ended up going with some nice faux-horn ones. The sweater has 13 buttons, and, well, they are expensive! I didn’t want to spend more on buttons than on the yarn itself.
I don’t plan on taking off this sweater for the next month, or until I spill coffee on it, whichever comes first. (Probably the coffee.)
This weekend, after a good night’s sleep and several calming breaths, I actually managed to (nearly) finish my Persistence is Key Sweater!
I even wove in all my ends and blocked it!
It fits almost perfectly (although it’s oddly long in the armpits, which is strange, but I think if I re-block it, that might fix that up. And if it doesn’t, I’ll just have to live with long armpits. There’s no way I’m ripping it out and re-doing this whole sweater.) And, I absolutely love the cable on the back. It’s gorgeous!
And I’m really happy with the little touches of garnet-colored yarn that I added to the cast-off edges (collar, cuffs and hem). I think the added color really make the sweater special.
Now, I just have to pick out some buttons.
I’m terribly indecisive when it comes to these things, so I want your opinion! Should I get buttons that are:
Garnet red?Wooden/coconut/bone?So many options, and only one button band. What would you use?