To quote Carrioke. Hee.
So without further ado, presenting: pictures! Yeah, I’ve dragged out this presentation forever.
(Dig the wrinkles under the chest from when I folded my arms at church?)
It took me something like four months to knit this, which is a long time for me. I really just worked on it in tiny bits and pieces–and since it was for me, there was no rush. I wore it yesterday, after I finally blocked it back down to the right size (it knit up perfectly, but blocking a second time, after seaming, was a bad idea…), and YAY! I’ve finally made a sweater I can wear!
Modifications: I made it 2″ shorter from the underarm to the top of the sweater. I think I’ll find a way to do this with all my sweaters from now on, because I really am extraordinarily short there. Consequently, I should have taken the same amount out of the sleeves, but I managed to shrink it out of them when I blocked the sweater this last time. I also knit the sleeves separately (using a provisional CO on the body) since I was afraid I was short on yarn, but I didn’t need to do that. Made me feel smart, though.
P.S.: To whomever is stealing my cat: STOP IT! At first, I thought she was just going out for a little male companionship, so I’d crack the garage door and not worry about it. But now, when she does finally come back, her fur’s room-temperature, and she smells like frickin’ perfume!! ARGH! Don’t people know better than to take in other people’s animals? I mean, honestly. She has a tag and everything. Well, actually, I take that back. Today her collar has magically vanished. Grrr….