I wore my sweater to my Work Holiday Party, to MUCH aclaim. Lots and lots of compliments! This isn't the best picture of me, but I think that DH did ok.
Lots has been said about this pattern. Most people hate the edging on the sleeves and the hem; the lack of waist shaping, the deepness of the neckline and the shortness of the hem. I am one of the few - very few - that felt the need to knit this sweater. I can only find one other on knitty.com, and she changed it a lot! The only thing I changed was the neckine. I knit the ribbing the whole way around, and made it wider than called for.
pattern: Glasgow Lace from Fall '06 Interweave knits
yarn: jeager alpaka - 6 balls, well 5 and a 1/4
needles: size 5 bamboo circs (japanese?), sise 6 inox circs, and size 7 susan bates circs.
changes: I knit the collar the whole way around the neck, making it 2.5" wide.
started/ended: ummm, I think I stared this in October (!!!), around the 9th? I finished it on 12/1. holy crap. Two months.
TO be fair to myself, I was pretty dedicated to "socks only" in October, and I was trying to finish up the Christmas presents. I also went on two trips in November that were not sweater condusive. I guess itis not THAT bad.
On a Holiday note.... I gave the staff lace scarves out for presents yesterday. They were much loved! It's always nice to see people appreciate a gift made just for them. Much smiles!
Progressing good on my new socks, with my fancy new yarn. I am working up the leg on sock #1. SO far so good.
the big question on everybody's mind,... (ok just my mind) is what to work on next. I think it will be DH's new non-inferior scarf. If that is giving me fits - seeing as I need to translate the pattern from "huh?" to something I understand - I mightwork on my long gloves, and a new hat for me. I feel kinda guilty doing all of these projects for me, and none for anyone else.
ok. not that bad.