Wednesday, August 29, 2007

yay! chamomile!

Perhaps seaming doesn't really take as long as I'd thought! I went into overdrive tonight, and stitched up the arms and sides, and it's finished! And really lovely.

Pattern: Chamomile from Rowan's Summer Tweed Collection, by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed, color 537
Needles: unknown circular size 6 and Addi size 7
Modifications: None really... none that were intentional, at least.

I still need to get the lacing for the top part, but it's certainly wearable without it. If only the weather would cooperate!

This yarn as an interesting history. I originally bought four skeins at Colorful Stitches in Lenox, MA, with the intention of making Ginger from the same book. I started working on it, and discovered gauge issues early on. The project was frogged, and laid to rest. After a while, I discovered that Ginger wasn't going to work on my body, so the gauge problem was worthwhile!

Months, and maybe even a year later, we wandered into a (since closed) yarn store on the Upper East Side. I'd heard that there was a sale, and wanted to check it out. I decided to bring along a skein tag from the original four to see if I could find a match and get more Summer Tweed to make that nice little Chamomile, which had caught my eye. The Knitting Deity smiled: and lo, four skeins of Summer Tweed, in my color, in my dyelot, and 50% off.

After many years, a very satisfying payoff for a project that just couldn't get off the ground...

(Action shot, and don't you like my new haircut?)


Brenda said...

The sweater looks fantastic! It fits you really well and the color is very good for you too. I'm glad the yarn dieties smiled on you! Good haircut!

~Kristie said...

I LOVE it! The story about the yarn was so cool. Obviously it was meant to be and it looks fantastic on you.

Your haircut is great!

Dipsy said...

Wow! This turned out absolutely awesome! It fits you perfectly as it seems, you look fantastic in it! And I so love the warm and calm color you've been using! This one's a winner and a keeper for sure - congrats on finishing it!

Claire said...

Beautiful. That's something to be proud of. I love the color, it looks like it has a lot of depth. Nice hair too.