Monday, March 19, 2012

ella progress.

...(finally?!) yes! the end is near. I spent most of my knitting time today with a darning needle in my hand...seaming the sleeves and then setting them into the armholes. I am very pleased with my sleeve math; it did take me two tries, but it was worth the effort. the sleeves fit great.
ella progress
ha! I added a note on my flickr page about the pill-like looking bits on the sweater...but now that I see the photo here, I'm pretty sure those bits are on the mirror, not my sweater. whew.
and wow, has it really been nearly two months since I started this project? yep, we began our KAL on january 20...and I've knitted about 4,000 yards of other projects since then. maybe that's why it's taking so long!
ella progress
oops a bit blurry... but you can still see the fabulous colors in the ruffles!
monogamous knitting does pay off, though, and now all I have left is the button bands, weaving in about a bazillion ends (very thankful I didn't knit stripes - oh my!) and blocking.

I saw a weather forecast toward the end of last week that promised wet 60-degree temperatures this weekend and I was pumped to finish so I could wear. sadly, that forecast has disappeared and there is nothing much below 70 degrees in our near future. thank goodness the yarn shop is well air-conditioned. because I will be wearing this once it's finsihed!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! Stunning. Looks so beautiful on you.

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  2. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous! I hope you get a couple of chilly days soon so you can wear it! It' might even be worth sweating a few hours just to show it off:-)

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  3. That is so cute on you! I just love it and I'm cheering you on to the finish line!

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  4. love the colors, why did i think this was a felted coat?

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  5. Love that ruffle! Almost to the finish line, woo hoo!

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  6. What a treat! Superb job and it's looking great ( and on you, too).

    Wear it in the best of health.

    Cheers~

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  7. WOW! What a gorgeous project Mary. I love the ruffles!

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  8. Mary, I love that you used noro for the ruffle sections! This coat looks perfect for you.

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  9. Beautiful! I love the color and length! I think it'd be super cute with denim or black skinnies!

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