(Not sure why I look so starry-eyed.)
I finished her last Monday, blocked her on Tuesday and wore her to work on Wednesday. The Joseph Galler alpaca is divine to knit with -- and it was free, since I picked it up with a gift certificate. Hip hip hurrah for free sweaters!
This is probably slightly larger than it should be, but I figure I need to wear a tank underneath it so as not to be obscene. I also made the sleeves a few inches longer than suggested so I could wear it in the winter. And I used Zephyr's instructions for lazy hook-and-eye tacking -- I only sewed on the hooks and simply attached them to the knit stitches. Hip hip hurrah for half-assed knitting!
Here's a bonus pissed off shot.
So onward and upward. I pulled the prepster jacket out of storage and found, to my surprise, that I had actually finished seaming it. But it looked like heck, like I'd offered a child a lollipop to seam the shoulders. Bumpy and lumpy and no good at all. It just wasn't meant to be. So I ripped it and started the Emma jacket. I think it's high time that I mix my love affair with jackets and my love affair with yarn, don't you think?
Oh, and Katie tagged me for this one:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
The nearest books to me right now are on our little living room book shelf, where we put our most beloved tomes. (Like Jon's copy of Bill Clinton's biography and numerous Kennedy books, or my copy of Stitch n Bitch. ) So I picked the left most book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Sadly, page 123 in this version is the cover page for chapter 11. It says only, "Who Stole the Tarts?" Kinda fun, no?
Anyone who wants to be tagged, well, is.