Happy New Year!!
I have been working on this sweater since October and I was working steady on it for a good month and then my elbow/arm started to hurt from knitting nonstop that I slowed way down. Here are my past two posts related to this sweater:
Just a quick overview: This sweater pattern is from Berroco called Buzios. I don't know who comes up with these names at Berroco, but typical is not an adjective I would use. I enjoy that about them, though. I knitted this with Berroco Origami.
During my weekends knitting, my cat Julie would occasionally nap on my project. I would get up to get something or do a chore and I would often come back to that pic above. Too cute! She's literally face down in the yarn! Here is another one:
I did have two resolves before the end of the year, 2012, and that was 1) To finish a book that I had been reading since Thanksgiving (have you noticed that I have not been posting about books lately??) and 2) to finish this sweater. Well, I am happy to report that there are checks in each of those boxes!!
I was definitely going down to the wire with that second resolve! The microwave clock read 9:59pm on New Year's Eve. Phew, with two hours to spare! That was finishing, binding off and weaving in ends. I used a total of 6-1/2 hanks of Origami. I had to run down to the Brandon Yarn Boutique to buy that 7th hank on Monday. Unreal!
A few things about this sweater...The neck is way too big. I needed to decrease more stitches. Since I am not going to unravel it, I made a braided string with the extra yarn and laced the V up a bit.
I also replaced the tank underneath with a short-sleeved shirt, so that there is fabric for the sweater to "grab" onto.
I am very pleased with the final product that this sweater became to be. This can be worn with jeans, leggings or even pajama pants! I'm actually wearing pj/yoga pants in the above pic, so this can be worn with pretty much everything.
I'm loving it and I hope that you enjoyed my Origami Sweater journey.
Have a great 2013!