Monday, May 7, 2007
Finally a FO
Lookit! I finally moved something to the "Finished Object" column. Here's a (slightly dark) photo of the finished Brennan cardi. It's comfy and fits much better than I'd thought when I was worrying over how thin the front panels were. I wore it out to a BBQ party last night (where the overnight low was 5 C) and it worked out great. The pockets are actually pretty well functional and I kept shoving my hands in them in the cold. My only nitpicks are wishing the sleeves were more snug - the shoulders tend to slip down a little - and the buttons pop undone if you don't have more than one closed. But I'm happy with it. It'll be a good wear this fall and winter.
G's got a whole bigger post with more pics, and about making the pattern here.
Cast on: June 2006
Cast off: April 29, 2007
Blocked & finished: May 6, 2007
And do you know what the best part is? I never have to knit it again. I can move on to a new project. Freedom!
The other night a couple pals came over for "knitting under the influence" as we say, and enjoyed some dessert, movies and chatter too. My friend B revealed this awesomest of needle storage strategies: she's using a plastic toothbrush holder to carry her dpns. Is it not genius? (She has a background in cognitive science. Don't say those degrees never did nuthin' for ya.)
And for the rest, I'm about halfway through the re-knit of 1930. I've cast on for a new pair of socks. A few more discloths to finish up after that and I might be able to crack into another sweater. Maybe. Possibly.