I finished the knitting, seaming, and crocheting of The Collar's Cardigan. It's blocking, as we speak, and it needs a zipper. However, the really difficult parts are finished! I'm not sure when I started this, but I started the back piece in January.
I'm scared that now that it's finished, that it won't fit him. It seems very small, now. I think that the yarn felted just a tiny bit. I've measured it, but...
Here are some blocking pictures:
The whole sweater, pinned out and hopefully large enough.
This one shows the color better
Specifics: Knit in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, color Pumpkin (however, I think it looks like butternut squash!)
Pattern: Ann Budd's Cambridge Jacket from Summer 2006 Interweave Knits.
I used size 9 and size 8 needles, just like the pattern called for.
It's a nice looking sweater, but it was boring to knit. Miles of stockinette and ribbing. Dull, dull, dull.
And now I'm worried that I'm going to have to reknit it in a bigger size. But it looks great right now, don't you think?
*Edited to add: It's too small for him. It's too narrow across the shoulders, and just a wee bit too short. So I tried it on, and it is big on me, but does fit. I'll get a zipper put in, and I guess we'll see how it fits then.
The Collar has picked out a new sweater pattern (I just can't knit the same pattern again right now) and a color. I'll order the yarn this week. I feel horrible. I'm casting on for a hoodie for The Wiz, and then I was going to knit BB fanatic feminine version her vest. But I have to knit the Collar a sweater! AAARGH!