Monday, May 26, 2008

Only someone with great inner confidence ...

would be willing to share photos like these with you. [grin] Holidays are for no makeup and pigtails.

Amazingly, the cable luxe tunic is coming right along and so far I don't hate it! In fact, I'm liking it fairly well.

So far I've been following the increases the pattern recommends. In fact I think I've only got one set of increases left to do. So far, no giant swinging bell -- I'm going to continue on for a while I think and maybe put in a lifeline before the last increases. If the bell look starts to get too extreme I'll just pull back and think about putting in waist decreases instead. Love the cables though.

Gotta love the three day weekend too! This (above) is where I was before the weekend... cable part of the yoke done, part of the garter stitch yoke complete. Many hours of uninterrupted knitting and the sweater is starting to look like a sweater. [ Again, I give kudos to those of you who manage to take mirror photos regularly. This is clearly not my talent area.]

Not much else happening around here this weekend. The garden is growing... cucumbers, radishes, and lots more strawberries harvested this weekend. Just one big leisurely break -- the very best kind.

Hope all of you have been enjoying your weekend!

9 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

It's looking great! And if that's what you look like without makeup, why bother wearing it at all? You look fab!

whitknits said...

Both the sweater (and you, sans makeup, pigtails and all) are looking lovely!

amanda said...

Wow! This looks amazing. Glad it fits, and I love the pigtails :)

Ellen Bloom said...

You chose the perfect color for this sweater. The cables show up beautifully!

tiennie said...

That sweater is going to be amazing! You look really great too!

Queen of the froggers said...

Well you look fine to me, and the sweater is looking grteat isn't it.

meg said...

It looks so good! I love the garter stitch and the big cable (and the pigtails).

Robin said...

The Cable Luxe maxi is looking awesome. And I think you look cute in pigtails and no makeup! Wayyyy cuter than I do sporting that look!

a friend to knit with said...

wow. it is looking fantastic.
and you look adorable in your pigtails! :)