Saturday, February 5, 2011

FO: Owls Sweater

I finished! I think this sweater took me only a couple weeks, and if I had just knit the sweater I probably could have finished in a week.
I'm currently in Vermont and everyone is skiing and Mike wanted to go outside but was not aware I wanted him to take pictures, so some of these are me getting mad at him about not wanting to take pictures!

Pattern: Owls
YarnL Louet Riverstone Chunky (I wish I had knit it tighter, but you know. Hindsight is 20/20)
Needles: Size 10.5
Mods: Um I did weird should shaping. I knit the short rows after the initial decreases, tried it on, said "Heck no!", and looked up what others had done. Then, I decreased on a each top of the shoulder 6 sts on each side over 12 rows (I think) and then did more short rows to bring up the back and push the front down. It worked pretty well, until I realized I did it off center....So I did it again!
I also cast on for the body with the 38" size and only increased back up to the 36" size because I have hips, people. The designer only made the bottom 1 or 2" smaller than the bust, but I normally need 38" around the hips.

And here's some when I was making funny faces!

"What do you mean, you don't WANT to stand in the middle of the road and take pictures of my NEW sweater?"

I love it. I wish it was a bit longer. But that's always my complaint with everything with my long torso.


Andi said...

It looks good! Your mods seem to have worked well. The fit is great.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Awesome, I love this sweater, but nowhere near able to make it yet...

Siga said...

This turned out really great. Love the photos and my faces are pretty much the same when my dear one does not show the needed excitement to get FO shots done. :)