Sunday, April 01, 2007

FO photos at long last!

I finally managed to get some photos of my red sweater.

Original design, in vintage Bear Brand Town and Country (bought on eBay), 100% wool, 2 ply, DK weight, used approximately 12 oz.

This was my first attempt at sweater design from scratch. I'm happy with how it turned out overall, but as I suspected early on, it turned out too big for me. Rather than start over, I decided to push on with it, because I know that it will fit a special someone in my family perfectly, so I will probably tuck it away until Christmas.

I learned some valuable lessons about trusting my measurements and calculating ease. And I discovered a great new independent fabric and store downtown with thousands of buttons
sold individually (sure beats the options at WalMart!) I will post a few more photos over on my blog. I love these buttons!

Thanks Anne and Laura, for organizing this KAL - it's been fun. I may be back if I get around to starting my second red sweater soon. The yarn has been sitting in stash for far too long!


Laura said...

Kelly, I love your sweater! It's awesome, gf.

Michelle said...

You did a wonderful job. It looks beautiful!

Montana said...

Gorgeous sweater! Great design and the yarn and pattern seem to really make sense.