Friday, August 30, 2013

FO Friday 152

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all the well wishes you all sent on Wednesday. I'm doing much better, minus the huge hole inside my mouth. It's not too painful anymore, just annoying and uncomfortable. I'll get over it soon hopefully. :)

This is a big FO Friday for me, as I finished my Elfe. I haven't blocked it yet, but I'm not sure I will. It fits so good right now. If I do block it, I will probably throw it in the dryer (it's superwash) once it's almost dry to pull it in a little. Thanks for the great suggestions, Christi!

I have to say I loved making this so so much. I might even make another at some point. I've been SOOOOOO busy with my secret project the past month and a half (which is almost finished!) that I didn't get much knitting time, and I still finished this sweater in a month's time. I started the sweater July 27th and finished August 26th. Crazy, right?

So here it is!


Here it is on the back of my bathroom door. The lighting isn't great. I wish I had remembered to take a picture when it was still daylight out.




Not the best picture, as this is late Monday night after knit group when I finished. I had actually never tried it on (nor did I make a swatch...shhhhhhh) until this moment, so I was excited to see it fit. I'll have a better picture of it soon, as I was making in part for the Yarniacs podcast Fall KAL. Part of the fun of the KAL is to wear it with a Fall outfit designed around your knit wear. I'm still coming up with the full outfit, so I'll share that when it happens soon!


Materials:

Yarn: Candy Skein Yummy fingering in Grape Soda and Sugar Snap Pea
Needles: US size 6
Notes: I have to say I LOVE the neckline of this sweater. I wish all pullovers had this perfect construction. It's so clean and pretty. I also loved how the continuous sleeves allow for the sweater to just be finished when you finish the body. No dreading the sleeves or neck band, etc. I made the size S, but it was a 36", which is too big for me. I'm afraid if I block it, it might get a little big, but we'll see. I did the stripes jogless, and carried the yarn down the back of the sweater. I first started cutting at the bigger stripes, but realized how pointless that was. I'm happy I carried it the rest of the way. Overall, I can't wait to wear this when it gets a little cooler. I think it will look great with a pair of jeans and even a long sleeved tee under it for Fall/Winter.

That's it for me. Have a great weekend!

Share your FOs!


23 comments:

  1. looks fantastic! I bet you feel happier when you put it on.

    I cant believe you didnt even try it on as you went! good lord!

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  2. IT looks FAB on You!! -- We should ALL "look" soooooo GREAT!!
    BTW, Good Luck with "The Mouth"! Remember, the Meds *are* Your "Friends!
    ;-D

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  3. Oh, it looks lovely! Glad to hear that you are on the mend :-) .

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  4. Excellent Elfe, I love this pattern so much! I made mine with 7/8 sleeves and it's perfect for autumn, but looking at yours, I might make another, a short sleeved version :)

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  5. Looks fantastic!

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  6. Oh that looks very comfortable and looks great on, I love how you have done the stripes!!

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  7. It looks amazing. You are so lucky that it you so well, especially when you consider that you didn't swatch. Mind you, I suppose you know pretty much what needle size you need on this yarn by now.

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  8. Gorgeous! I love your yarns and those colors were a perfect pairing.

    I'm working on a sweater for myself which I never made for either... I hope get a perfect fit like yours!

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  9. Gorgeous! I love your yarns and those colors were a perfect pairing.

    I'm working on a sweater for myself which I never made for either... I hope get a perfect fit like yours!

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  10. It's gorgeous, I love your colour choice. Deb x

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  11. Sorry Tami, I've linked twice by mistake and I don't know how to delete #14. x

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  12. I'm glad you enjoyed knitting it :) I've been wanting to make a second one too :)

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  13. Gorgeous! I love your yarns and those colors were a perfect pairing.

    I'm working on a sweater for myself which I never made for either... I hope get a perfect fit like yours!

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  14. the knit looks superb.. lovely colours too

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  15. Glad you are feeling better, and you're right - it does fit perfectly! What great colors.

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  16. Glad you are better. The sweater turned out perfectly! :-)

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  17. So happy you are feeling better. Your project is amazing, I think it don't need to be block.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  18. love the sweater............and love how it turned out great even though you ignored the gauge police ; )

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