Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Erin

Erin is done.

I'm not exactly pleased with some of my seaming, but most of it came out pretty good. My middle is a little lumpy in this picture, but as Nasus and I found out, it is really difficult to get a picture of the detail on such a dark sweater with such a bright background. However, I wanted to take advantage of the pretty backdrop of Mammoth for my photo shoot.

This sweater is mostly made to the pattern which can be found in the Rowan Ribbon Twist pattern book, but apparently I need to learn to read "English" to make it 100% on the mark. I learned a lot of the British terminology, so I'm sure my next Rowan pattern will be a lot better. The pattern called for 7 balls of Big Wool and I made it with just under 6 in Wild Berry. I can't say enough nice things about this yarn. It was so incredible to work with and with the large gauge, it just zipped along. I did loose my momentum part way through with all that seed stitch, but experiencing sweater weather in San Diego gave me the pull I needed to get her finished.

I'm sure she will be a favorite sweater and an easy one to through on during the winter. The only problem is that the sweater smells like camp fire since I had it with me at the Mammoth condo. I'm hoping it will air out on its own since I'm still a little scared about washing it. Overall, I'd give this pattern and the yarn a thumbs up!

10 comments:

Mouse said...

Wow.. that's really nice! I love the color.. looks great on you! I would have lost my mind with all that seed stitch though..

Chris said...

Erin looks great on you!

Jennifer said...

The sweater looks wonderful!

christine said...

Beautiful! I love the photography!

Nonnahs said...

Congrats again! It's gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

Yay! Congratulations on finishing Erin, it looks so warm, cozy, and attractive. Perfect for your trip!

Melissa said...

Beautiful sweater!!

Amanda Cathleen said...

I love your sweater! looks like you had lots of fun on your trip! btw Christine sent me ; )

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, Erin turned out so beautiful, and it suits you perfectly! Great job done!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Turned out really well and is very flattering.