According to Ravelry I started this sweater on August 5th, 2010. And I finished it August 21st, 2010.
And I'm just now showing it off.
Better late than never right?
Yarn: Cascade 220, 5 skeins
Needles: Size 8 Addi Turbos
Modifications: I don't actually remember, but according to my Ravelry notes I added two rows of waist shaping. And apparently when I went to block the sweater I let it sit in water for a week. I guess cream colored fungus began growing on my sweater. I'm sure that step was integral to the success of my sweater.
Forgive the fold lines in my sweater. It was buried on the top shelf of my closet. It is true. I have so many hand knit sweaters I lose them on my closet shelf. Which is a shame. Because I love this sweater!
Apparently when I first knit this sweater it was a touch too big. But since I'm carrying baby weight (seriously, how long do I get to call it that? When she goes to college is it still "baby weight")
That doesn't appear to be a problem anymore.
I love this sweater. Just look at the pretty cables.
I love the orderly lines of cables and lace. The sleeves have extra deep ribbing at the cuffs. And did you notice I not only found PERFECT buttons, but I actually buttoned my cardigan? I never button my cardigan. But this one looks so cute buttoned.
This sweater is definitely a win. I wore it on Monday and ever since I've been plotting my next one. For future reference I want to make the sleeves a *touch* longer. And I think I'll add three inches to the body.
In more current news...
The Queen is snotty and congested. Which does not lend itself to a good night's sleep.
But I won't let it get me down.
Despite all the "help" I got from Queen Bean today...
I managed to pin out her quilt.
I'm starting to think I might finish this before she outgrows her crib!