FO Friday: Miranda Pullover

I finished this sweater late Monday night and I’m so glad to have it finished!ResizedImage_1384263600689

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I love that little key-hole detail on the neckline, don’t you?

I didn’t try it on right away, fear of it not working on my body type kept me from putting the thing on for 24 hours, can you believe that?  I didn’t want to have put so much energy into this sweater (again, for the 3rd time) and have it not work on me and I was afraid that it’d look better on my mannequin than on my body.

I blocked it Tuesday and wore it work on Wednesday!  I’m so thrilled that this yarn finally worked up into a sweater that I can love and wear and that is so functional but also stylish.IMG_1906

Because the sweater is a little long in the torso (or I’m a little short, but who’s pointing fingers?) I decided to pair it with skinny jeans, boots and a summer dress for it’s first outing and I think it worked really well.  The Malabrigo Worsted is so warm, I layered this sweater with my Mottled Daydream Shawl, Braided Slouch and Knucks to walk to the dogs in 20 degrees and felt perfectly comfortable, no heavy coat needed!  But it also breathes enough that I was able to lose the layers and wear just the sweater, dress and jeans in the office and didn’t get overheated.  For the functional knitter (and that is me), all of these things are very important.IMG_1914

Mods:

  • Knitted bottom ribbing to 2″
  • Knitted sleeve cuff ribbing to 1″

Yarn:  Malabrigo Worsted in Pale Khaki

Pattern: Miranda by Josee Paquin

Linking up with Tami!  What have you finished lately?  Are you enjoying the knitting weather as much as I am?

WIP Wednesday: Life and a Sweater

Where I am this week versus last week is so different, and not just with the sweater!IMG_1840

Saturday I moved back to Colorado, this time heading a little farther north than my previous home near Denver to the cute little town of Loveland to start the next chapter of my life!  My first few days at my new job have been fantastic, my coworkers are all making me feel welcome and seriously, I get to talk about knitting all day long with people who share my obsession  passion with it.IMG_1829

Because I get to talk about it all day, I’m always very motivated to get to work on my own projects when I get home and the sweater is moving right along!  I’ve finished the pocket and body and started  a sleeve.  IMG_1844

Fixing the cable mis-hap was totally worth it and I think they look so much better now than they did.IMG_1850

I’m still working on the seekrit project so the sweater isn’t quite as far as it could be, but I don’t really mind.  IMG_1824

Linking up with Tami as usual!  What are you working on this week?  Any fun adventures in your life?

WIP Wednesday: Sweater Surgery

Last week I asked you guys what I should do about the center panel of my Miranda Sweater once I realized that I had been missing entire rows throughout all of the cable turns!IMG_1412

Most of you said to leave it alone since it was consistent and I was probably the only person who would notice.  Usually, that would be totally fine with me but with this particular sweater, I just kept looking at it and knowing that it was so wrong.  I decided to rip out just the center panel and reknit it to match the required cable turns.ResizedImage_1382487590910

Now that the center panel is correct, I’m moving right along and am very happy with how it’s coming!  Definitely worth the surgery, in my opinion.IMG_20131019_222245

Linking up with Tami as always!  What are you working on this week?

WIP Wednesday: The Sweater

My WIP in progress this week is the Miranda Sweater!

I decided to turn the disappointment from last week into this pullover vs the Aidez cardigan mostly because of gauge conflicts.  I’ll knit that Aidez someday, but right now I just don’t have the yarn for it.IMG_1357

I’m knitting the 35” size and am hoping that the ever so slightly tighter gauge that I got will even out with the ever so slightly larger size.  I still want the sweater to be able to layer over t-shirts and the like but not so baggy that it’s unflattering.  I’m also hoping that the US 8 (5mm) needles will help keep the single ply Malabrigo Worsted from pilling too quickly, but that’s something we’ll just have to wait and see I guess! IMG_1363

So far I haven’t made any mods, I’m past the short row back shaping and moving right along the shoulders hoping to divide for the sleeves very soon!

Linking up with Tami as usual!  What are you knitting this week?