Saturday, December 23, 2006

Setesdal Home Stretch


I am nearly done with this. Yay! You can make me an honorary Norwegian for the day when I get it finished. I'm planning to cut a 4" steek at the neckline and pick up for some small bands on either side of the steek and collar front edges, then install a 9" zipper, running all the way up to the top of the collar. So, I need to go buy a zipper today. My original plan had been somewhat different, but over the course of two years, ideas change.

The yellow lines indicate the pick up lines on the outside of the steek.

I came back in from taking sweater pics on the porch and walked into a photo op in progress. Here's my family at the close of 2006.

9 comments:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

The sweater looks awesome! And of course, the kidlets are as cute as always.

Hope y'all have a very merry Christmas.

Zonda said...

Yay!!! The sweater will be done! It is fabulous!! and I'm sure even better with the finishing you plan on!

Great family picture! Merry Christmas!!

Zonda said...

Oh, and we never get anyone to smile at the same time either ;)

Bezzie said...

Hee hee! I love the way LE is sorta staring off a bit! That's what makes a great family pic!

The sweater looks great. Hmm...when and if I ever get steek fever I should try a simple neck opening like that. Nothing too drastic but enough to say I've done it.

Great job on the sweater Inga! ;-)

Laura said...

What a fun photo! And, I love the sweater! (Too weird that we're both working on sweaters having zippers in the necklines, and we're about at the same stage in finishing them.....) Big difference, however, in that I didn't design mine by myself.....

Elizabeth said...

Actually, Laura, I came around to the zipper concept after seeing yours. I was originally going to make a button placket and a much shorter collar, but I think will work well for me.

Carol said...

Now THAT'S a sweater! Honorary? I'm gonna have to start calling you Helga or Ingder or something. Beautiful family pic! Merry Christmas to you all! Thanks for the inspiration & the great reading!

the kitchener bitch said...

That sweater is just lovely. Congrats on what was obviously a lot of hard work. I bet you can't wait to be wearing it!

Marji said...

Wishing you and yours a peaceful, joyous Christmas.

and loving your Norweigan sweater. That is just gorgeous Elizabeth.