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)