To see him happy makes me happy… and it feels good to have the sweater finished!
Pattern: Beau from Vintage Knits
Designer: Kim Hargreaves for Rowan
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino in Chesnut
Needles: Size US 6 and 8
I started this sweater after Thanksgiving, and worked on it during our road trip from Alabama to Maryland. I had planned to finish it for one of the plethora of holidays that come within a two-week span: Christmas, Kris’s birthday, and our wedding anniversary, but I fell short of all three, and finished instead on the very special day of January 15th. Either way, it is finished now, and it is just in time for the flurries and the colder temperatures.
The sweater was not difficult to knit, although posed a few problems in the seaming. Seaming the reverse stockinette of the large ribbing was a problem – much like it was last fall with the Easy Street Pullover. Any tips on making a nice seam with reverse stockinette? Going very slowly and checking my work was the only thing that made this one bearable and presentable. I finished the main pieces over the weekend, blocked them, and then picked up stitches for the collar and the button band. I bought the tortoise-shell buttons on Sunday, and I am happy with the match. Masculine and polished.
I finished the seaming, and set up the photo shoot (lights – camera – action!) all while Kris was enjoying a video game session… and then got him to change from the old sweatshirt to the new pullover and model for the photo shoot (the pajama pants remain). He may tell you otherwise, but I think he enjoys the whole “strike a pose” process – his repertoire ranges from the contemplative look to the absolute goofball look. He is too often behind the camera doing the shooting – so now the tables are turned
Successfully finished – another sweater for the husband.
…now to figure out what to knit next…