Thursday, May 29, 2008

done-diddly-une flanders!

I think I may be one of the only people in Portland who is really happy that it is a chilly day today! I'm sure the picture tells you why. I finished it this morning with the addition of the i-cord ties. The pattern had called for buttons, but me and the "girls" don't really do buttons all that well. You know, with all the pulling.

I can not even begin to tell you all how much I LOVE this sweater. I mean it fits me perfectly. It ended up with 3/4 length sleeves and that is 100% okay by me. I generally push sleeves up on sweaters anyway AND alpaca is crazy hot!

I obviously took this shot and it's dark and slightly grainy. I will get more shots tonight, I'll have Kevin take them. He's really impressed with it, as are the few friends who've seen it. Brett, my neighbor, LOVES it too. He kept going on about how wonderful it is. Another reason to love my neighbor.

Okay, going to get my things together to head into the store downtown soon. I'm scheduled to be there at 3, but honestly, I really dislike half days when I close. I'd prefer opening, but since Julia needs the second half of the day off to get ready for the art walk she's part of, I am being nice.


bronxbt said...

that is such a gorgeous sweater!
not to mention the hipster wearing it too! looks really nice. must see closeup's of back, arms and all. always curious how you made it all stick together.

you will be the talk of the town i'm sure, tho i'm sure you and yer boy already are.

well done. now, how about those socks?


StarSpry said...

Yay! So glad it's chilly today so you can wear your sweater :D It looks great and I love the tie closure!

Cari said...


bronxbt said...

hey sweater-girly,
i think i fixed the issue with the Ratty-post. seems like one of the pics was causing the photogallery to crash.

test it at some point, and tell all yer friends to go see my fun handiwork... and yesh, i am taking orders.


k said...

ooh, it looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see more (lighter!) photos of it. I hope someday to graduate from endless "practice" runs with cheap yarn into something as lovely as your sweater. :)

Jack K. said...

Another job well done.

You look Mahvehlous.

Like the hairdo. Your mother thinks you are emulating her hair style. Needless to say she is pleased.

I, too, am looking forward to more pics.

Love ya,


Monika said...

it looks p e r f e c t on you! :o)

PlazaJen said...

It turned out FABulously! I love it! Yay for you!

Becky said...

That looks really nice -- I'm one of the few that actually likes the chillier weather, as long as I'm dressed for it (and that sweater would be perfect).