Sunday, February 28, 2010

FO: Oscar

Yes, you read that correctly. Oscar, the longest WIP ever in the history of the world, is an FO with a capital F. As in Finally Freaking Finished! And I love him so.

Oscar
pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang (Ravlink)
yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in 155 (Pickle)
needles: US5

You may be aware that I started knitting this sweater about a hundred years ago. Okay, roughly 2 1/2 years ago. Either way, it's been a ridiculously long time. So I hope you'll forgive this brief post, but it's been such a long journey and I'm tired! It's worth noting the obvious- that there's no good reason why it should take any normal person this long to knit this sweater. I just clearly have issues. I would get all excited about knitting it during the fall and winter months, but would then get side-tracked by other projects, babies, etc. ;) Naturally, I wish I'd finished this sooner, but the most important thing is that its finished now!

I always envisioned this to be a comfy, throw on over anything, not-confining-in-any-way sweater, which is why I purposely knit the next size up. And while it turned out a tad larger than it could be, I'd much rather it be a little too roomy than a little too tight, so I'm happy with it.

I love its crazy green-that-sometimes-looks-yellow color. I really love its tweedy goodness. I especially love the awesome buttons I found that pick up the colors in the tweed so nicely.

Most of all, I love, love, love that this sweater finally out of the WIP basket and on my body!

17 comments:

peacockchic said...

congratulations!! I hear ya about the thousand year not quite FOs. Glad you finally finished that lovely goodness!

Ruinwen said...

What a beautiful knit! Congrats on getting it done. It looks amazing on you! :)

Beverly said...

Congratulations on finally finishing! It's beautiful and looks lovely on you! I've always wanted to make a TY. I have plenty of Silky Wool, but a friend made hers with it and it grew to be huge! Now I'm skeered to try.

jillian said...

It's gorgeous! And you look so content and relaxed :) I know that feeling, having just finished a lingering WIP. Like a weight has been lifted!

ellipsisknits said...

I have a felted tweed sweater, and found that it holds up well to machine washing on the gentle cycle - except that it shrinks very slightly.

This was a bad thing for me, since my sweater came out on the small side, but might be beneficial for you if you have the opposite problem.

Mouse said...

2.5 years isn't long.. I have a Clapotis on the needles which is much older than your now finished (and gorgeous!) sweater! Congratulations on finishing it!

tentenknits said...

that's one gorgeous FO!! I'm so happy you finally finished it :-) YEA! it looks beautiful and so cozy!!

WOOT!!

Disentangled said...

A super big YAY! He looks fabulous and I know you are going to wear him a ton! Congrats on such a lovely, wearable sweater :)

Carolyn said...

i love it too. and FYI if it makes you feel better, I have nothing left but the seaming to do on a sweater I started in January 2007... Three years and counting! :)

Kara said...

Yay yay yay! It was so worth the wait. Oscar is amazing! And you look stunning.

mle said...

YAY! there is no better feeling than finishing up a long-standing project! Congrats! it looks lovely!

kat said...

hurray! it looks great. I wear my tangled yoke cardy a lot, hopefully you will wear yours a lot too : )

Ivy said...

Congrats on finishing! It looks fantastic.

K8 said...

Congrats on finishing it - I love that color and it looks great on you!

Virginia said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations. :)

mames said...

love it! As beautiful as you. kiss hug.

Erin said...

Beautiful! You make me want to pick mine up again. It looks great on you.