A sweater at last
A sweater. At Last. I started this Noro Y775 sweater last winter and finally got the nerve to try my hand at seaming - after many diversions. The seaming went okay, I had nothing to fear, not really. The shoulders are the teeniest bit puffy from some easing but overall, I am pleased with the finished effect. I don't have the ends all sewn in or a final blocking done but in my excitement for sunshine and the fact that my husband was home, we needed to have a photo shoot - immediately. I realize with my wrinkled brow, I look a bit concerned, but truly I am actually just squinty and awed by the round globe of fire in the sky, I mean it's been so long - is that the sun?? Sunny and 8 degrees. Nice.
I love the crocheted ruffly edge that encircles the whole sweater and Noro Iro, while it might add some, em, unnecessary bulk, it is so forgiving - you barely see mistakes, but there might a be a few hiding in there. It is comfy and great to throw on over a long sleeved t-shirt with jeans or a denim skirt - perfect for casual Friday - and a sweater I know my friends will see and say "that's a Stacey sweater" - whatever that means, I'm taking it as a compliment. I have read over at Ravelry that this sweater "grows while you wear it" - we'll see how that goes - but overall, I will chalk it up as a good introduction to the grown-up garment and maybe cast on that Drops jacket. Maybe.
BTW, good thing I didn't get used to that damn sun, 8-10 more inches of snow tomorrow - wtf?