boring FO pictures ahead! because i’ve had a loooooooooong
2 weeks month and it’s too late for me to try to be footloose and fancy free in my photography!
pattern: zephyr style’s rusted root
yarn: brown sheep cotton fleece in sedona red
needles: US6 and US4
date started: maybe october 6, 2006?
date finished: october 14, 2006
pattern mods: ZERO extra increases (or subsequent decreases) in the sleeves so they wouldn’t be poofy, but would instead be normal, top-down raglan sleeves. because i don’t need extra puffiness in my sleeves. or any, really. i changed the bust decreases to be paired instead of done in the front and the back half as many times instead of only in the back twice as many times. i also added some hip increases because, um, hello, i have hips, but i don’t really know that they were necessary. i also didn’t do any ribbing on the collar because it goes WAY higher on my neck than i’m usually comfortable with as it is – although it may make it easier to wear a crew neck shirt under it.
notes, miscellany: fun pattern. what i liked about it is that as a top-down raglan (which can get deathly dull during the increase sections), the BOR is in h e middle of the bac, and the lace pattern was in the front section. basically, this broke up the monotony of it. pattern was well written, straightforward.
i screwed up the lace pattern precisely one time and it’s right over my bust, so it jumps out at me pretty drastically. and it’s a good 10 inches from the bottom, so i’m not going back to fix it. i must live with it. if i can.
in these pictures, i’ve been wearing it all day (yay for handknits that get worn!) so it’s a little stretched out and wrinkled in spots. it fits pretty well – for a top i was anticipating having zero ease, it has about 1-2 inches of ease, which works okay for this.
okay, i’m tired and in a bad mood, so nighty night internets.