Sunday, August 22, 2010

Australorp

Last night I finished a knitting project for myself.
I do a lot of knitting for other people, and I don't get much time to knit for me, but I worked in some time to finish this one. I think it's going to be my go-to sweater for Fall.

I guess I'm not completely finished, there are supposed to be tabs on the cuffs to keep them folded, and I think I'll tack down the placket flaps so they don't flip up, but I am really happy with the rest of it.
The only change that I made from the original patter is the pockets.
When I saw the photo in the book I thought it had really cute pleated pockets, but it turns out that they're not, the pockets in the book were just wrinkled.
Anyway, I wanted the pleats so I added some.
Now I just have to wait out these next few 90 degree days, and then the next month of Summer that we have left, until I can start wearing it.

6 comments:

painted fish studio said...

wow, wow! it's gorgeous! the blue is amazing, and the design is really cool. i hope to see it in person!

Jess said...

Thanks Jen! Your magnets came in the mail today.
Very cool.

Nancy said...

The pockets are the best part! Nice design change. Lovely!

Paige said...

Very nice, Jess! I love it! I'm just completely obsessed with Berroco right now - they're yarns and patterns totally rock.

Kerry said...

Ou yes, the blue is so gorgeous! Good for you. I'm working on a sweater for myself as well... sleeves and the button band to go... I'd better get busy, fall is right around the corner!

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Yay! It looks great Jess!! Seriously. The fall winds will be here before you know it and you can start to wear it in the evenings.