28 April 2008 @ 02:12 pm
Who speaks limited French and has a sweater soaking in the tub in preparation of blocking? This moi!

Please see this very wonderful photo taken in my very dusty, very small mirror. (Please also pretend that my hair is brushed and I have an utterly charming expression on my face. Thanks!)

I love the neckline. Very flattering on little shoulders like mine.

Things left to do:

let it dry
weave in ends
attach buttons

Now I'm off to rinse it out, wrap it in a towel, and stomp on it. Ha! Knitting is so violent sometimes.

ETA: Sometimes it freaks me out a little when I upload a photo to Flickr and it's viewed multiple times before I even have time to tag it and add a description.
Current Music: We're Just Temporary, Ma'am -- White Whale
25 April 2008 @ 02:34 pm
I'm so close to being finished with Thermal. So achingly close. See? All the pieces laid out on my bed? This sweater is wanting to be worn. It's willing to be worn, it's wanting to be worn -- it's waiting to be worn!

Unfortunately, there are a couple snags. Namely I hate the buttonholes and I just noticed some messed up stitches.

Pictures beneath the cut )

So, questions:

1. Does anyone know of any other style of buttonholes that are neater or ways to make this version neater? My buttons are are 3/4" in diameter, so I don't think a yarnover buttonhole will work. I'd love to do a vertical buttonhole, but it has potential to be a a pain.

2. What should I do about the sleeve? The only way I can think of fixing it is to cut the yarn above the places that are messed up, dropping down to fix them, and then grafting the stitches back. Fiddly. Reknitting the sleeve isn't an option. (Why? Because I say so.) It's not really noticeable unless you stare at the sleeve. Should I just leave it?
Current Music: Good Advice -- Matson Jones