Sunday, July 23, 2017

Epic - and done

I finished the Village Sweater Wrap late last week, and took photos today. i had all sorts of plans to go down to the park, or take photos in my buildings courtyard, but then it was raining very enthusiastically, so we did them on my marvelous balcony. 

It's a rather odd garment:

I think I like it, but I'm not sure how I'm going to wear it. Probably in summer, over a plain dress.

It is meant to be reversible, but I knew from the beginning that I wanted to wear it with the burgundy side up, and the blue at the bottom: not like this:

The only change i made the the pattern was knitting the sleeves flat. No way was I doing that garter stitch in the round, particularity after my first attempt.

It took me two and a half months of mainly monogamous knitting to finish this, although I was surprised when I reviewed things that I had also knit a pair of slippers, a pair of sneakerliners, a cowl and a pair of mitts. So I guess not nearly as monogamous as I thought. 

I feel like I finally learnt a kind of patience, and got a rhythm going. Although as soon as I finished it, I started to plan to knit all the things. Overall it was a very satisfying knit, if frustrating at times. I'm happy I made it, and very interested to see how much wear it ends up getting.  





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