Yeah... my first sweater for S is not only finished, but it fits! When we were in South Bend we did the fitting, discovered my strategy for sleeve length worked (yeah!), and all I had to do was weave in sleeve ends!
A few days later in Columbus, time to model the new sweater.
S wanted a basic, plain jane sweater and this one fit the bill quite nicely. I really like the ecological wool I used to knit this sweater. The color is a nice balance of greys (with bits of white). It was soft to knit with and I think will wash up even softer.
And you know what.... I'm so proud of S, he washed and blocked his sweater himself! I was going to do this for him before I left but we just didn't have time. So he sent me these pictures today.
The sweater got a good soak.
The burrito method of drying the sweater was followed (I'm sure including stepping on the burrito but I didn't confirm this... grin).
And then the sweater was laid out to dry. We're hoping he'll get another inch or two in the overall length of the sweater from the process. All things considered.... we have a winner!
Easy Bulky Sweater for the family #30 (ravelry link) by Melinda Goodfellow(roll neck and sleeve, ribbed bottom; plain -- no cable)
3 skeins Cascade Ecological Wool
US 8 & US 10 circulars and dpns
Cast on April 1, 2008
Finished August 31, 2008
Details on Ravelry here.