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Saturday, March 13, 2010

I feel like the angels should be singing...

...because Sean's sweater is finally finished!!!!! Never mind that the actual knitting was done in October. Or that the re-knitting of the collar and sewing together was done in December - the d#$% zipper is finally in! I was too scared to put the zipper in myself so I left it up to a tailor here in town who came highly recommended from one of my running partners.

I give you...the Cambridge Jacket by Ann Budd and modeled by my dear guy...

I brought it home from the tailor's this morning and he put it on immediately. I think he looks awfully handsome, in spite of the cap, the t-shirt, and, oh yes, the shorts he's wearing. Of course, the weather broke here in Florida today so it's over 70. I hear rumor that it might get chilly again later in the week so he might still have a chance to wear it once before the real heat sets in.

In other news, I announced a couple of weeks ago that I finished my Ravelympics right on schedule. I was so excited that I wore it the following day. I proceeded to frog the entire button band (allllll the way up one side, around the hood, and down the other side...) because the buttons just weren't in the proper spot. I had followed the instructions and it wasn't working for me. In one of those, "I love Ravelry, Ravelry rocks!" moments, I surfed around to see other folks' projects and figured out a solution. By the following Saturday, I was back in business and wearing my creation around Epcot. Never mind that it was one of the warmer days - at least the hoodie is 75/15 cotton/acrylic...

That's the deal around here. I also finished a pair of No Purl Monkeys last week so I'm now using the leftovers to knit baby booties for three different folks either expecting or newly blessed. I've got Multnomah on the needles as well. I'm VERY excited about my two upcoming projects - a Liesl in some yummy Malabrigo worsted in Lettuce and a pair of Calvin & Ripple socks in an as-yet-to-be-determined colorway. Always something happening around here!

xoxo

3 comments:

m. said...

Well done Becky!! The sweater looks great on Sean!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for that chilly weather later in the week. :)

Mama Marathon said...

Great work! I am still working on the sweater I started in Jan. I have always wanted to do a zippered cardi but have been so afraid of them b/c of the zipper - I never thought of just taking it to a tailor for that part of it! Genius. Guess what my next project will be? ;)

Amber said...

That's awesome!