Friday, September 25, 2009

Grawk.....

What does that word mean....

Well to the dyer's at Blue Moon Fiber Arts it means "Raspberries in pond scum drowned in black. Loud and just a wee bit obnoxious. Attention is what he craves and he will get it. From the primordial ooze, he has risen to wreak a bit of havoc. Trickster? Definitely!"

Does it define me in any way....maybe a wee bit. I like to play tricks, who doesn't like attention, and I've been known to be loud too. This yarn, however, kinda had me at Raspberries though. But geesh, had I known taking pictures of it would be such a PIA...I mighta changed my mind...
Grawk!!!

This is the 3rd and final photo shoot! It's too stinkin' hot around here and my personal photographer...well if she has to do this one more time, I think she'll throw my cameras away! Go to the link above, see the color, enjoy the color, come back and see it here ;) Maybe one day I can get better pics, but for now...here ya go!

the hmmmm look...
Who the heck am I looking at??

See, she's trying to smile look...
a slight smile


close up of the lace pattern
Lace close up

and the back...quick, scroll down, don't stay here..
A view of the back
the picture bites!

Buttons close up!
FLS Buttons!
RosiG generously gifted me with these. I had commented on liking them when she knit her CPH 1 year ago, and I think they are perfect for the sweater.

Ok, now that you all are recovered from my horrid pictures...I guess a trip to see Cristi is needed. Maybe I can bribe pay her with a sewing lesson ;) (well my knitting pals and I may be planning a trip verrrry soon)

February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Started September 6, 2008
Finished September 16, 2009
Large
BMFA Socks that Rock Heavyweight--Grawk Colorway
US 8 circulars

Mods: The only real mods I made were to not knit the YO increases in the bodice section. I certainly do not need any extra attention there! I did knit the sleeves longer and tried to match the garter edging on them with the width of my button band area.

Fit: Meh... I didn't block it too severely. It did grow about 2" and most likely would grow more if it was immersion wet blocked and not steamed. I like the length so far. What I don't like as much is the bodice part, on me I mean. Maybe it's the shirt, who knows. I will wear it and try to love it more, I promise!

Musings: It took you a year to knit it??? (It is less than sportweight gauge yarn you know!!) I stopped working on this when I was awaiting what type of BC surgery I was going to have. Then I didn't feel like knitting on it for a bit. Then when I got the mojo back to do so, I had to frog the bodice 2 times...The lace pattern, once I got going on it, it went pretty good (shhh we won't talk about that 4 row tinking incident (yeah, 4 rows of over 200 sts!) that was rescued by one of my fellow knitnite pals. She...took...it...all...off...the...needles, we are talking lace and YO's!) She saved my bacon, I'd still be tinking! I was knitting on sleeve 1 when this happened.

Well travelled: yes, this baby has been to Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts (extended stay), New Hampshire, and Maine.

Onward...yes, I've not given up on sweaters yet....

24 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

It looks fabulous Zonda!!! Yay!!!! Great job!!! The buttons are perfect too!!

I bet you'll get lots of wear out of it this fall!!! Yay!!

Jane Prater said...

Well, I think it looks great. Especially in the smiley picture. Let me know if you are heading Cristi's way.

Bezzie said...

Gorgeous!!!

I didn't block mine either. IT would have grown way too much.

I love the closeup of the color--such a complicated "black."

Jo said...

I love how the pooling makes it look like there is a checkerboard on the back :)

Julie said...

It looks great, Zonda!

Discoknits said...

Zonda, it's GORGEOUS. It looks great on you. Honestly, I haven't seen one of these sweaters I didn't like yet. Well done :0)

Karen said...

It looks great, Zonda!!

chemgrrl said...

Very pretty! Aren't you so glad you finished it? Guilty no more!

My word verification word is soggy. Do you choose these?

Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

I like it!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It looks great! And the buttons are just devine!

Dee said...

The sweater is beautiful! Try it over a simple black turtleneck and I bet you'll adore how you look!

Stacey said...

That is gorgeous! :D Between yours & Carrie's FLS in STR, I feel I really need to make it as well :)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

It looks gorgeous & does fit great!

elspeth said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! The colors really look nice!

Chris said...

It is absolutely stunning!

weezalana said...

You did a lovely job!

turtlegirl76 said...

Absolutely beautiful! You look great in it.

Batty said...

Sorry to disagree, but I think it fits very well. The color is stunning (who thought berries floating in pond scum would be this lovely?), and the fit is excellent. If the bodice were any lower, the lace would start at your nipples, for that unflattering lace-starting-at-the-nipples-look. And we wouldn't want that!

Sandra said...

OMG, on those pics you look just like my aunt! Impressive similarity!

Great sweater, button specially!

DPUTiger said...

There is nothing at all wrong with those photos. Very nicely done!

Lindsay said...

Yay!! It's done! I love it and think it looks great. The buttons are perfect!

Andi said...

This sweater is beautiful! The color is beautiful, the yarn is beautiful and your knitting is beautiful!

Carol said...

It looks good from over here! ::waves::

Personally, I find that 3 button sweaters wind up being no-button sweaters. The buttons are there, they just don't get used. I feet choked. But what lovely buttons you have!

sgeddes said...

This turned out great! I love it and I must say that you look lovely in raspberries and pond scum. I'm hoping I can restart mine soon - Although I'll probably wait until spring now :)