Okay, so it took me a couple of days to get around to a photo shoot, but here is the big reveal -- Thermal in all her glory.
I actually knit a size that would give me a couple of inches of negative ease, but after blocking, you couldn't really tell. It still has a ton of stretch and could actually fit someone even bigger than myself. So so comfortable and also nice and warm. I won't point out all of the little flaws I see in mine, but I will say that the squareness of the sleeve caps puzzled me a bit. If I did it again, I would probably round them out a bit more, so they don't sit so awkwardly in the armscye. Other than that, I really loved this knit -- all the little details (like the short rows before the shoulder seams, to give them a nice angle) and the soft gorgeous yarn (I used the recommended Knit Picks Gloss in Serengeti, a colour which is a bit outside my norm, but I am really learning to love. It is more of a toffee colour than the sandy colour the name implies. I have about a skein and a half leftover -- any ideas?)
The buttons are adorable little wooden leaves... I ask my HLM for opinions on most aesthetic issues (though I don't always go with his suggestions) and he felt they were a bit "obvious." I spent the last week or so contemplating some nice teal ones, or darker brown, or plum, but in the end I gravitated toward the leaves. They felt right.
Overall, I love this -- the fit of it, the feel of it, the sense of accomplishment. It will be much worn and cherished.
I will show another little FO soon, as well as the new WIP -- a Ribby Cardi for which I have had the yarn in my stash for years... onward with the stashbusting!
Living life somewhere in the grey area between Liz Lemon and Nancy Botwin. I live with my beloved Heterosexual Life Mate (HLM), no kids, two beautiful feline ladies, and what I can only assume are self-replenishing stacks of fabric and yarn.
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