8.24.2008

Crossing the Finish Line

I finished my Ravelympics sweater!


I won! YAY! I WON! What..?...oh wait... I didn't win anything....nevermind...

Well, I think it turned out pretty cute! The pattern was written very very well and was easy to follow. You could describe this project as simply ideal. It was a joy to work on! It worked up quickly and the pattern well... it was just fun to knit.
As far as the finished sweater goes, I really like the style and I look forward to wearing it when the weather permits.


Ya know, it's not all that comfortable modeling an angora sweater in 90 degree weather.. ahhh the things I do for this blog. :)



Another awesome thing about this project is that I used up some yarn that I had already which makes me feel very good about myself. I am such a good person.... Now I can go buy some more...

I sewed on a hook and eye closure to keep the fronts together until I find the perfect buttons. This sweater is a unique color and style, so it needs just the right buttons to look appropriate. Does anyone have any button suggestions?


I used size 9 needles to make this cardigan and needed 8 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Angora to complete it. The Angora I used is similar to the yarn Lush that this pattern calls for and is a perfect gauge match!







I definitely recommend the Lush and Lacy Cardigan pattern!

10 comments:

NSF said...

Your sweater is gorgeous! Not only is the color and pattern beautiful but the workmanship is awsome! Good work!! nancy

Phyllis said...

WOW, that is a beautiful sweater. I love the color. And I love all the pictures you shared. Thanks for doing it in the heat. I plan to download your podcasts as soon as I get to work Monday morning!

Phyllis

sweetp said...

Lovely, well done

knittinwolf said...

Just beautiful! Great job...might just have to do this one!:) Love the color!

Lynn said...

Beautiful job! Way to go! I would use some really great wooden button...I see the awesome green of the sweater going with an earthy woodsy type button.

Congrats!

PrincessPea said...

Wow - it's beautiful! I've never come across that pattern before - it's really unusual and original looking. Well done!

skinner studio said...

Alana,
Its beautiful! I really like the shaping in the back, it adds a lot of extra style. You picked a wonderful color too. I think natural wooden buttons would look nice.

bettlejuice said...

Awsome , that looks so good on you. YOU should be the model for the pattern , it could not have looked that good on pattern label.

knit ya later
carrie

Shannon said...

Hi! I've stumbled across your blog thru Ravelry and I just love your Lush. It looks so beautiful on you. The color is gorgeous! I may just be tempted to try this one myself!

Eileen said...

Wow it's gorgeous!!!

I'm a pretty new knitter and a slow knitter - it would probably take me at least a year to knit that!