Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September Lady Sweater





After messing around for 3 days trying to find the perfect buttons (I finally found 3 in my mason jar of vintage buttons), and blocking the heck out of it - it's done and I am happy!


I had read on Ravelry about how this yarn grows in the lace pattern when blocked, so I made a Medium. I should have probably made it longer (I am not a fan of short sweaters), but I was so tired of the lace.





When I blocked it, I spread it out on a towel, spritzed it with water, stretched it out to where I thought I wanted it, layed another towel over top of it and ironed it. Then I took the top towel off and ran the iron a few inches above the sweater, while I ran the steam button. I do need to re-block it though - I have sleeves that are an inch different in length, and one front panel is a little bit shorter than the other.


Hopefully it will warm up so I can wear my new sweater - it's only 55 degrees right now here in Ohio:)

15 comments:

Patty said...

I really like how your sweater turned out!

AJ said...

Wow, you made that? It's wonderful.

Niki RuralWritings said...

Kris, it looks great! Was the lace difficult?
blessings,
Niki

scrappy quilter said...

It turned our perfectly. I really like the color too.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Looks good....i'm jealous!!

Enjoy....LindaMay

Philigry said...

oh, it looks great. i think the length is perfect, but if you want it longer soak in cool water for 10 minutes, roll it in a ball and press the water out, just don't wring it out, then roll your sweater ball into a towel and press out all the water, spread it out again and let a fan dry it. that will give you more length and help your sleeves.
i love the sweater and it makes me want to try it again.

Valerie said...

Your sweater is wonderful. I love it! You are very talented.

Greenmare said...

OMG!! GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love it!!!

Dena said...

Nice job on your sweater.

Gina said...

It's beautiful. As someone who doesn't even know where to start with knitting I am so impressed.

Love and hugs GIna xxx

marit said...

It looks great on you! I've printed out the pattern, but haven't had the "right" yarn for it, so I'm still not sure if I'll knit it. But it looks really good!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, I love it!! I"m soooo impressed! too bad it isn't waayyy too big, I could take it off your hands! tee hee

you did a great job! and the lace was sooo worth it!

jacquie said...

oooh, i think it's perfect on you. i like the length a lot! i can't believe you made a whole sweater...that's the coolest thing ever!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I wish I could knit. What a beautiful sweater.

warren said...

That's an awesome sweater...well done!