Friday, February 14, 2014
Finish It Friday: Rowhouse!
Of course this required me to set my sewing machine up again (we had guests for the holidays, and so my studio is converted to a guest room). Oh, then we had that whole pesky winter thing with too much ice, snow and no power for a few days.
However, it's Valentine's Day and someone deserves a sweater (ya, the 20" of snow yesterday means someone has been doing a lot of shoveling).
I wasn't too sure about the closures at first. I haven't been sewing much, and just like anything that you don't do on a regular bases, I'm a bit out of practice.
I used a light grey for the sewing (as the flecks in the yarn have a light grey) and some wooden toggle buttons that Matt picked out.
The straps are probably too long, but I'm not sure I can get it off of him to move them over a bit. I will block it at some point.
Let's do some project stats!
Pattern: Brownstone by Jared Flood
Yarn: Queensland Kathmandu Aran (yes, I am heartbroken that this yarn is discontinued)
Problems with the pattern: none. This is a very well written pattern (see previous post gush)
Changes to the pattern: NONE!!! What??? Yep, thanks to knitting to gauge and the man friendly sizing, I did not make any changes to the actual knitting. The only thing I changed was the closure where I made ultrasued toggles rather than twisting the yarn to make the loops.
Overall impressions: this sweater is awesome. The pattern: awesome. The yarn: awesome. The color: awesome. Yep it's awesome.
I will readily admit that I it's more than likely that I'll knit this pattern again. Maybe in a nice cotton blend...