It’s a bit of a late entry to FO Friday for me this week, in more ways than one. Looking through my Ravelry projects page the other day, I became annoyed at how many finished items were still marked as in progress just because I hadn’t had chance to take nice photos of them yet. This happens about once every 6 months and I’ll finally take some sub-par pics just to get it over and done with, today being no exception.
This is a pattern that I queued almost as soon as learning to knit. Later the main photo on the pattern page was changed, and I didn’t like it quite so much, but there was all this yellow mercerized cotton lying around that I’d bought by accident and, well, it seemed like just about the only thing in my queue that would work with yellow mercerized cotton. So after buying the pattern I discovered to my horror that quite a lot of the thing needed to be knitted flat (eww purling) and also that the instructions were telling me to knit a neckline lower than my bellybutton, meaning I’d need to do some modifications, but I persevered anyway just for something to do. Apparently the neckline thing is a common issue people had with the larger sizes of this pattern. It worked out ok in the end.
Anyway. Pattern problems and accidental yarn aside . . . I LOVE IT. It’s probably my favourite garment I’ve knitted so far. This was the first time I’d picked up stitches to knit a neckline and after a bit of trial and error it’s still not 100% perfect, but I LOVE IT. Mustardy yellow with a slight shine to it is definitely not my colour, but guess what? I LOVE IT ANYWAY!
I’ll update this post with less blurry pics later, I promise.