When last I posted, the sweater I had been working on for so long had turned into a butt-enormifying sweater mini-dress. But I ripped back and re-knit the hem, at which point it was...too fucking short. Seriously. I was so mad I didn't even take pictures, but just ripped it out again. And then knit some more.
The third time's the charm apparently, because now, much like baby bear's bowl of porridge, it is just right.
I'm not in love with it, but it's cozy and warm and that is pretty much what I was going for. It's more form-fitting that I would have liked, but I bet it will stretch a little. I'm glad I made the sleeves nice and long, because I always love those extra inches of warmth in the winter.
I was beginning to think that dark blue yarn is just cursed. Because there was this also, (the pics aren't showing up currently, but the whole, sad story is still available) which is still shoved in a bag in the back of a closet, probably half-eaten by bugs despite being acrylic. On the other hand, there's this hoodie vest which, despite the impractical combination of short sleeves and bulky yarn, I like quite a lot. So my research is inconclusive.
The thing is, I'm not even crazy about dark blue, so why I keep buying that color is a mystery even to me. I need to stop this madness. Luckily, this one appears much brighter in natural light, which is a bonus.
For this sweater, it was the textured pattern I like, but I confess it doesn't look a lot like the picture in the magazine. The fit is also different. It fits me, but snugly, and I was going for something loose, though I can't complain since I didn't swatch.
In the end, the project is a success and I've been very happy to cast on for some new things which I'll be sharing soon!