Since there isn't a rule about posting twice in one day, I decided I couldn't wait to share. :) Besides, it's back to work tomorrow - yikes! I took advantage of a little free time tonight and....here she is!:
"Excuse me while I turn my back for a second."
"Look at my pretty buttons!"
"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille..."
Here are the stats on this most glorious, first sweater of 2007 here at Casa De Bron:
Pattern - From the booklet "River", 2005, Classic Elite
Yarn - 6 skeins of the new Cotton Ease is "Almond."
Needles - Size 8 KP Optiions
Mods - I made the body 4" longer and the sleeves 6" shorter.
Satisfaction quotient - unlimited.
Ok - I'm getting my own horn and blowin' it, baby. I love this sweater. From top to bottom, from lace to fit, this is a winner. I had a moment of panic when I thought the fronts weren't going to be wide enough to meet across my chest (!!!) but all was well once the button bands were knit on. (I added a couple of rows to each button band for the heck of it - I'm sure that made a difference. ::wink:::)
I can't say enough about the new CE. Just like the old CE but in lovely, grown-up colors. It was a dream to knit - soft & forgiving.
There were (gasp!) NO errors in the pattern. I was using light worsted yarn instead of the DK called for in the pattern, so I knit the size 38 to get a 42 and it was spot on for size.
I think I need to rest on something...where DID I put those laurels??????