Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter! St Brigid is finished!!

I can hardly believe it, but it's finally done. Forthwith, the photolog:

Pieces being blocked in front of the fireplace:




My row gauge, as usual, was off, but I was planning for this in a way, and so my St B has a somewhat closer-fitting, less boxy shape than the original design. I'm happy!

The finished product:


On me (note ever-present cat at lower right):

I left off the turtleneck ribbing ... just as well, as even after ordering 8 more skeins of Hebridean 3-Ply from Virtual Yarns, I was still running a bit short. I think the wider neckline is more flattering on me anyway.

I find a certain wonderful symmetry in the fact that on the day I finally reached this goal, another person I admire reached a long-awaited goal as well. Kudos and congratulations to our finest figure-skating artist, Jeff Buttle, on winning his first world championship!

Another goal I reached this month: I premiered a piano concerto. I'm not sure why I haven't been writing about it here, but I guess I've just been spending all my time practising it. I'm wondering if I should start a separate blog for music stuff ... any thoughts?

Anyway, next on the agenda: a Nordic sweater for the lovely young lady in the top picture, from the spring 1997 issue of Interweave Knits. Here's hoping it doesn't take me 3 years to finish this time!!


Marina said...

It looks wonderful! Brava!

A lesser woman/knitter might have thrown the whole thing away ;^) Congratulations on finishing it.

Kathy said...

OH My! It is just gorgeous. I love the color also....mine is also brown. Congratulations of a great looks lovely on you, the perfect size. I hope mine comes out as nice.

Kathleen said...


sgeddes said...

Wow, that is a wonderful sweater. Great job.

Johanne said...

I'm so pleased you finished her. It looks great on you. I hope you have lots of wear from her!! Off now to finish mine......... Well done!!

Tigerduck said...

Wow - beautifully knit! It looks fantastic.

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Pumpkinmama said...

Gorgeous!! I have this in my Rav queue, but don't have the brain power for it yet, after my Celtic Dreams.