I have been working, really, working... including working on FiFi. Sometimes when you work it still doesn't feel like you have much to show for it.
Today, I finally feel like I have progress to show. Last night after hours of progress, I reached a try on stage.
(bad bathroom mirror self portrait... sorry).
Looking good, but not done... knit some more.
Around 10pm I reached the measurement I had calculated to be the final length for the bodice.
Isn't she pretty... all cast off?
Can we just keep looking at that photo? Maybe I could just frame her instead of wearing her?
Yep, another try on shows that I really still need a bit more length.
While I did reach the cropped length the pattern calls for I know I'll get much more wear out of this sweater if it's just a bit longer... I won't constantly be tugging it down. It will also make it much more of a work sweater. These denim pants are pretty high waisted so anything lower will still show a bit too much skin (and from the photo above you can see that I wouldn't want to torture anyone with that!).
The sweater itself is quite lovely and I do love the pattern. I just need to be a bit more patient, put in the extra time, and end up with a fabulous final project. So tonight, bodice back onto the needles.
I'm looking forward to the weekend... time to knit and spin.