30: The Birthday Sweater

First off, I would like to thank everyone for the awesomely sweet comments that I’ve been getting here. You have made me realize how much I miss blog interaction and how rewarding it is to post here and receive your feedback. So, thank you!!

And now, the sweater!

2/365: Hello, 30's and The Birthday dress that wasn't

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I am not wearing Vogue 8280 in these pcitures.

That was the birthday outfit of choice. But after a failed Built By Wendy shirt, I was gun (sew?) shy and never made it past cutting it out.

This sweater is more than awesome enough to make up for that ;)

Pattern: Francis Revisited
Yarn: Crystal Palace, Creme
Needles: Size 9 and 7’s for the collar. I never changed back to 9’s because I didn’t have them with me.
Love: A LOT!!!
This sweater fits like a glove!
It was a little snug pre blocking, but afterward it it draped like a dream. And grew a TON! Like so much that I was ready to try it on wet just to see how ruined it was.
But once it dried, it was fine. It was still much longer, but with the right jeans (non bulky in the waist) it looked great!

After blocking, I was worried that the shaping would be in a new location and would therefore look like ass, but it worked out great. I even included some hip shaping, which I will include in everything fitted from now on. It’s just enough. You know? To accent the hips not squeeze blood out of them ;)
This collar does not follow the directions at ALL. I didn’t have them with me and I didn’t want to waste the subway knitting time. It worked out just fine.

In other news, I finished 365 with a declaration of never doing it again. Only to miss it terribly, well my fellow flickr peeps anyway, and start again. On the eve of my 30th birthday. Who knows, the start date may be auspicious. This could be a truly eventful year that I will be grateful for documenting.

I will be back shortly with the Rhinebeck post!!! It was so great to see so many familiar faces in person. I was so overwhelmed and so happy. I can say, for certain, that I will no longer miss any opportunity to be amongst my knitters. I will hopefully see them all, and many more, at Maryland Sheep and Wool next year.

12 thoughts on “30: The Birthday Sweater

  1. I have had that sweater in my favorites on ravelry for months! I recognized the pattern right away- nice job! Love the color choice, too. Dern the lack of subway knitting time in my life :)
    (though, I should be fair, I do still get an occasional 3 hour nap time!)

  2. I just wanted to pop in and say that the sweater is lovely and you look fabulous in it! Found you on Ravelry whilst searching for a quick hat pattern. Felicity is it!

    Peace,

    Evelyn
    DCKnitDiva

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