Sunday, April 17, 2011

Progress

On the knitting front, at least.

Warm and Fuzzy (Summer Solstice) is blocking! I finished it last night around midnight and left it soaking in a warm bath overnight.

As I expected (and planned for), the alpaca grew like crazy in length when it hit water. The yarn also softened up nicely and became delightfully drapey.

The end result is a wrap-like sweater that falls below the hip on me--and looks much better on me than on Bertha.

The design is fun to knit, with almost no finishing. I did add a few details that weren't in the original, like these purl stripes on the cuffs, hem, and collar.

It's almost dry now, and I did a little test try-on. It fits perfectly! I'll be taking it to work with me tomorrow, but I'll try to get modeled shots next weekend.

Now, back to that BSJ.

5 comments:

kmkat said...

Great mods -- perfect touches.

Steph B said...

Lovely! You do such beautiful work.

Haley said...

can't wait to see the modeled shots. love your color choice!

toni in florida said...

beautiful!

seashells said...

can't wait to see it in person! Or at least with you modeling.