...with Ginny at Small Things.
I finally finished that green tea Bulle I started in January. (big heavy sigh)
I mentioned a week or so ago that I wasn't very happy with how it was looking, and I still am not happy with the way the yarn looks, but I love the pattern and I am pleased with how it fits Faith, for the most part. And she loves how it feels, so I guess I'll excuse the yarn. Better that it feel good than look good, right? The yarn has been discontinued, so it may be that I was not the only one not happy with the way it performed.
calling to Maggie, though it looks like she might have been sneezing ;-)
see what I mean about the gathers being low?
the side with a cute vintage mother of pearl button, and you can see my decreases about two inches up from the button (see Ravelry notes for more on that)
the back -- you can see how well the sleeves fit from this angle -- for once my tight cast-off paid off!
I did make a modification, well two, to the pattern. I (a) decided not to add pockets because Faith didn't want them, and (b) did some decreasing in the side after I unraveled those five inches or so last week. My overall desire would be to have the sweater much more narrow, through the underarm and across the chest, but then, Faith is a string bean. I wish I felt comfortable modifying hand knits the way I do sewing patterns. If I make another I will probably wait a year, but even then might make a smaller size with more length. I think the gathers fall a little lower than they should, but maybe once she hits puberty, she will start to fill out the "above-the-gathers" space. I'm glad I made the decreases because at list it fits better around the hips.
My read is Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox. You probably remember Amanda's story, if not her name. The read is good, debatable, as it is her side, but a quick read, and that's saying a lot with 480 pages and not much time for reading. No picture of the book.
I'm glad this project is finished. I am now moving on to my mom's socks which I abandoned last fall.