Saturday, February 10, 2007

Shetland Progress Pic


Here's a progress picture of the Shetland/Faroese Andrew Morrison Honorary Cardigan. One sleeve is done, the other is about 3 inches along. After I finish the second sleeve and join it to the body, I'll work a raglan yoke area, running a pattern motif up the seam lines, much as I'm doing on the underside of the sleeves. I'll be cutting a steek open in the center front (it is a cardigan, after all) and probably installing a zipper, as seen in my original concept sketch.

The light out on the porch was kind of strange: very harsh, low winter sunlight. I was noticing that it felt a little nippy and checked my widget when I got up here to get pics off the camera: officially, it is 1 degree F in Madison right now. Still, we're getting so acclimated to the extremely cold temps that I would have guessed more like 12 than 1. The last couple of afternoons, it's been warm enough that my eyeballs and nostrils don't freeze up walking the block from where I park into the Little Emperor's school in the afternoon. This is something to be grateful for.

8 comments:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

The sweater is looking great.

I've reached the point where I can't tell for sure how cold it is. All I know is that it is freakin cold. hehehe I can not wait until spring.

Bezzie said...

Oh wow, it's really coming along isn't it? Thanks for the pic with all the pieces.

Ahh...frozen boogers. I miss that!

Zonda said...

That is looking really great! Thanks for showing all the progress pictures. I like seeing them. Yikes for frozen noses! I remember not being able to breathe until you got the nostrils warm enough!

helen said...

what's your underarm measurement of the sweater? it's an odd pic and I cannot tell....just curious.

Elizabeth said...

Helen, the sweater has upwards of 50 inches at the underarm area, so it's bunched up on the needle a lot. I have about 5 inches of bound off stitches under each arm that I'll seam together with the sleeves at the end.

emily said...

Wow, you are motoring on that sweater! I love how modern the design looks. I miss the very cold, believe it or not. Mostly the XCskiing but also just having to deal with it all the time... I fondly remember waiting for the bus in high school and having my still-damp hair freeze solid because a) I was too rushed to blow dry it and b) too cool to wear a hat.

MollyBeees said...

Gorgeous sweater. I can't believe how fast you knit! Eeek! Steeks scare me!

MollyBeees said...

Hi There! Just saw your comment on my blog. If you want to send your email address to me at mollybees at charter.net (use @ for at and no spaces), I'll send you a pdf of the original pattern. The real-person sized one (as opposed to the one I made for gigantor) has a neat pocket on the back that the whole thing folds into to make a pillow when you're not snuggling in it. I made a ton of these for family a few Christmases ago. My nephews especially loved them because you can stick your feet in the pocket! I've worn mine almost out, but can't part with it. My Aunt Em made it for me and got the whole thing started. With all the fun cotton and flannel prints available, you can really have fun with it!