Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Liesl in Green

I mentioned after I knit my first Liesl that I would be knitting it again for Fall in the same color/yarn as Ysolda's.

This shade is not typical for me. I tend to ere towards red, black, gray, blue & brown sometimes other shades (plum, berry, forest green, cream) but, mostly dark shades. This said, I was a little unsure at first how I would feel about this green and I am happy to say I really love it. I think it suits me well and will look nice with blue and brown. Ha!

This was not difficult to knit but, that said it's not like there wasn't any pain at all. In fact there was a very frustrating moment in which I couldn't get the lace pattern to work up correctly on the right sleeve. After about an hour and a half of agony, I decided to turn to Ravelry (meganimal) and found my answer. Okay, so I wasn't the only one. I find that when I run into problems on my projects it's not necessarily me. Hello errata! and thankfully lots of errors get noticed and then written up about later. I don't think this one is mentioned though.

So, I'm a bit in love with my new sweater. And, so I took it to a nice location - one of my favorite historical homes in town, The Durand/Hedden House. A bit about Asher Brown Durand.

I decided to be brave and post a photo of my face though I was tempted to show another 'headless horseman' shot because I always look so tired.


Amelia Plum said...

that sweater is awesome, i'd think the color would be great with your eyes. i bet it would look nice with a teal blue color too and that would look awesome with your eyes, those two colors would really make them pop. you don't look tired, but you have every right to be. i think when both kids are in school you'll be a lot less tired.

Mme Bestioles said...

That sweater is such a perfectly crafted garment! Congratulations (After looking at millions of clothes, I've developed the gift of knowing what's well crafted and what isn't by just looking at it)

jen said...

you did an excellent job! i love that sweater. the green is a pretty color too.