Shamelessly copied from my 'other' blog, so that I can go finish my movie and make some patches for the manshawl I recently mentioned... the lovely folks at the nursing home got it caught in the bed mechanisms and ripped some nasty holes in it. (At least I know it's greatly appreciated by the one who counts!)
Guess who just finished his epic (belated) Rhinebeck Sweater!!! Well, all but ten buttons... I still have yet to find the right ones since revising the band.
I don't mind its quirks so much, now that I can see it completed. The problem with a sweater that you can try on to get the perfect sleeve length is the way you can always pull it on too far or not far enough, and psych yourself out.
Better pictures will come once the buttons are added. Talk about a huge item checked off my list! I'm kinda loving this sweater right now; the house is a bit chilly tonight.
The yarn is Spud & Chloe Sweater (a lovely cotton and wool blend); I improvised this sweater using Barbara Walker's Knitting From the Top as my guide. It's definitely been one of those projects that whoops your butt. I think I've survived, though, and perhaps my biggest achievement is having just the right amount of yarn.
A special "thank you" to Bill for helping me get my rear in gear to finish this thing. Now to find those big red rhinestone buttons...