My first NaKniSweMoDo Sweater took me two months instead of one. Hopefully, I can make up some ground with tanks/vests in the summer months. Anyway, since Carolyn insists, here's the recap (day by day recap on ravelry)!
Basically, I LOVE this sweater! I just steam blocked it, and I definitely did a better job of pressing the left cuff (right to you) then the right cuff, so the right cuff drove me a little crazy all day.
The only major modification I made was in the sleeves. Instead of knitting them and then attaching them as called for in the pattern, I picked up stitches to add them because I was concerned about making sure they were the correct length. The two things I usually miss on fit wise are sleeve length and body length. I extended the body length slightly on this one, too, using a favorite t-shirt as my guide.
Overall, I love this sweater! The fit is great and I really like the yarn, Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed . I'm usually pretty sensitive to the itch factor in wool, but I wore this sweater all day with just a short-sleeved t-shirt under it and I wasn't bothered by it at all. I think this is definitely the most wearable sweater I have made to date.
And, for your amusement, I share with you what happens when you take self-timer pics in the presence of a toddler.
Your sweater looks great and it’s one less thing you have to shop for. Cam is just too cute not to jump in pictures!!
That looks great! It really suits you.
sweater looks great and the toddler is looking at that camera with a serious amount of suspicion.
You did a wonderful job on this sweater – it looks great!
It really looks so awesome, Sarah. and I lovelovelove Cam’s expression in that last pic! I also love the shot of you against the brick wall.
I think the picture with your little boy is fabulous! Its well lit with the sunshine and looks like a great candid shot. He’s very cute and your sweater is pretty nice too. Thanks for sharing this pic with us.
it’s gorgeous and the fit is perfect! awesome job!
The sweater is really nice but I absolutely *love* the picture with your little boy. That’s one worth framing 🙂