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The best time to take finished Carbeth photos

We went away for the weekend, to run the Surf Coast Marathon Half. First trail half in a while (since 2016, remember 2017's broken foot?) and it was good to be back.

Here's the after photo, I don't have any action photos yet.  

While we were there I got Skip to take photos of my finished Carbeth:

I'm reasonably happy with it, although I think I would wear it over a dress or a high wasted skirt, rather than these jeans. The only thing is, I had a plan. I cast on the sleeves provisionally, and was planning to knit the sleeves down, and put a whole in the ribbing, so I could pull the cuffs over my hands. 

I was also planning to knit the collar longer than the pattern, because I like a big collar, only I basically ran out of yarn. I played yarn chicken, and had enough to cast off, but that was it. The pattern calls for 525 meters of yarn, and I had 525 meters of yarn, but normally there is a bit extra in there for swatching and stuff. 

In the interest of full disclosure, I attached the sleeves at the wrong point. When i was nearly finished the decreases I realised. Instead of ripping the entire yoke, I did short rows, which makes the back lightly lower at the bottom and higher at the front, which I like.

Also, I don't know why that one set of decreases on the back has a little line next to it. The ones on the front are fine. 

Still, it's pretty much what I was aiming for, as Leon captured in this photo of me this morning reading, drinking tea and wearing checked pyjamas - even if I still can't find any red tartan ones!





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