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Pattern: Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Wool) spruce, 5 skeins
Mods: Unintentionally lengthened the sleeves (read wrong size bracket--D'OH)
Weee! I love finished objects--here's me digging up an old FO to distract myself from the WIP sitting on my desk as we speak.
This sweater was finished last January (ummm...
) and has been sitting in a box under my bed for the past two seasons, whilst I've been waiting eagerly to take it out. And lo, it's cold again! So back comes the sweater into rotation. I finally had a chance to take some pictures of it, and that's a good thing, since this was the first wearable sweater I ever finished. Ohhh...do I love it.
This is one of my favorite patterns and I recommend it to just about everyone (sorry if you've been one of those people. but seriously, it's a great pattern). Next time I make it, if I do, I'll use a softer yarn, though, and go down a size. I talk about this a little more (but not much) on my ever-so-uninformative blog.
More pictures here
(another generic shot) and here
(obligatory thumbs up nerdlinger pose).