Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It Fits!

I've been working on Tomato by Wendy Bernard from No Sheep for You. It's a nice easy top down sweater with a bit of waist shaping. I decided to leave out the the colorwork at the bust line because I just don't think it would be that flattering on me and the yarn I'm using has alot of variation in tone. I think it works better alone.

There's nothing too exciting about this, but I am entranced. I think it's because I have never made anything for myself bigger than socks or a scarf. Two nights ago I gathered up all my courage and transferred my live stitches to waist yarn and tried it on. IT FITS!!! I danced around the living room in my half top while Brian and kids looked at me like I'd lost my mind.

I'm almost halfway done with the waist shaping and then I'm going to make the sleeves a bit longer. I'm using my all time favorite yarn, Tess Superwash Merino . I can't wait to wear it.

I'm also ignoring the French Market Bag that's been languishing on my needles in favor of a pair of Charade socks. I'm using Lorna's Laces Multi, which is not self striping, but, none the less, is making a cool continuous spiral of the green around the leg. I love when the yarn does something unexpected like that.


Gina said...

OH. My God.

LOVE THAT COLOR! Dani, it's going to look so nice on you. Can't wait for the modeling shots!

Steff said...

Glad it's going so good! I would be excited, too. I still haven't finished any sweaters. I hope the rest goes as well. :)

And I love that sock yarn I's purty. I also love the way it is spiraling. Very cool. :D

~Melissa~ said...

I'm loving it!! It's going to look so great - I wish my first try at a garment for myself turned out half as well. I can't wait to see the finished product.

The sock is looking lovely too :)