February Lady Sweater

I finished this sweater nearly a month ago, but because it’s tough to get someone to take pictures of me wearing it, I haven’t been able to post it until now. You know, most knitters who blog seem to have a dedicated professional photographer and stylist who do their hair and take them to some appropriate place for pictures where, it always seems, brightly colored leaves wait in piles to be thrown up and float down for dramatic effect.

Me? I just hope my hair looks slightly less crazy then usual and there aren’t a million toys about in the backyard.

Here’s a picture of the back–the lace goes all the way around.

And here’s a picture of my “Hopeful Obama” pose.

Pattern: February Lady Sweater

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy

I love this sweater.  According to others who have knit it, this sweater grows a ton when you block it, so when I was about 2 inches before I thought I needed to stop, I put the whole thing on waste yarn and blocked it then to see how much bigger it got.  I was so happy I did this as it got about 1 1/2 inches longer and I only knitted another 1/2 inch. I think it could be a tiny bit longer, but that will stretch with wear.  This yarn is also so soft and I love the color variation.  Some of the variegated yarns can look like Rainbow Brite had diarrhea, but I’ve found that the ones that are subtly different in the same color family look prettiest.  It’s gotten a fair bit of wear already and hasn’t pilled much at all.

On another note, this is now the third sweater I’ve knit and it’s amazing how much better it looks than the first one I did, which is honestly sort of lumpy and unwearable.  I may even end up frogging the whole thing and making something else from the yarn.

Back to the FLS, it is a bit more of a spring/fall sweater and it’s already getting too cold to wear this sweater outside.  Luckily, I’m almost done with a big cushy winter sweater.  Maybe I’ll even get pictures with that one with snowy trees in the background…or sipping hot chocolate by a warm fire…or maybe it’ll just be the fence again.

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