July 19, 2013

Finished Knit: Woodburne Sweater

Can you believe, this is the first finished knit post of the year?

This is the first big thing I've actually finished, and the few little things I've done have left my hands before I took pictures of them.

I finished this at the end of June, but kept putting off the post because I was hoping for "on body" pictures... Well until I figure out a decent way to take pictures of myself, or I splurge and by myself a dress form (which I would LOVE, but I'm not sure where I would put it...), you get flat pictures! Better than nothing, eh?

I am in love with this sweater. This is the first sweater I have ever knit for myself and I am so very happy with it. It is beautiful, it fits perfectly, and is so toasty warm. It was the only cover I had while we were at the lake and it was just enough. I'm actually kind of ticked off that it's so stinkin' hot out right now, because I want to wear it!

My favorite part though, is the buttons. Ben made them for me! He machined them and punched the holes, and they are made from a cherry tree that used to be on his parent's property. They are so special to me that he made them, and if the sweater ever wears out I am taking the buttons and putting them on something else!

Pattern: Woodburne Cardigan by Carol Feller

Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in color number 8400

Needles: US 8/5.00mm (I had to go up a size to get gauge)

Happy Knitting!


Tombstone Livestock said...

Awesome, good job, it's beautiful, hopefully there will be an early winter and then you will be able to wear it every day.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I just looked on Ravelry, you are only a couple of hours south of me .... so you are probably so ready for winter like me.

Farm Girl said...

It still amazes me that he made the buttons. Out of the cherry tree no less. :) I can't wait to show his Dad.
I also love that sweater. I am so glad it was perfect when you went camping. It is just beautiful. I kept thinking I was going to get up your way today, but a migraine for two days has had me on the ropes. :(
Maybe next week.

Kessie said...

What a great sweater! Yeah, I'm totally ready for a change in seasons, although I had to admit, thunderstorms every day has been pretty entertaining. I love the homemade buttons! Talk about history!

MarmePurl said...

I my gosh! Beautiful knitting. Beautiful buttons. Beautiful Story.

Amber said...

I love it!

daisy said...

Are you kidding me? You hand crafted that gorgeous sweater? And handmade buttons? Oh. My. Stars. That is so amazing.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

The sweater is AMAZING!!! I had a funny little feeling you would have homemade wooden buttons.... :) They are just beautiful. I just began making them myself - small and awkward to do, but so very lovely. You are so talented!!

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