Friday, May 04, 2007

Oh, oh, we're halfway there

It all started with one cabley little swatch, and now...half a shrug! A quadrant of a sweater!

Here we have the whole half-enchilada, laid out--that's the left sleeve, shoulder, and the front and back segments of the little bodice. The puckery part in the lower-right corner is the back section, which still has live stitches on a stitch holder. When I finish the right half, I'll graft the back sections of both sides together, and you (theoretically) won't be able to tell. Magic!

Here it is folded to look like it will once I've sewed the sleeve seam--basically a sweater without a body. Made for chilly evenings and wearing inappropriate tops to church. So, perfect. (Kidding. Sort of.)

Cabling allll the way up that arm.

I have the vague suspicion that the (sizeless) pattern is going to be a bit too small, even though my gauge was perfect. If it's too narrow, that's fine--I'll just add more rows to both back sections before I graft them. If it's too short--i.e. The Shelf becomes a problem--I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Or I'll just wear it anyway, because I MADE IT WITH MY BARE HANDS, and that is an excuse to wear just about anything.

Now for His Girl Friday and casting on for the other half. (Oh, the fabulous life I do lead!)


Heather D said...

Living on a prayer is very appropriate if you're going to use it to cover up inappropriate church tops. :-)

Liz said...

Heh, agreed. Halter tops, here we come!