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November 19, 2010

Cat Bullet

Friday evening

Filed under: Finished Projects,It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 9:37 pm

Modern Lace Henley

Finally. Photos.

The details:

Pattern: Modern Lace Henley from Knitty, Winter 2007
Yarn: Classic Elite Wool Bamboo (50% wool, 50% bamboo) Color 1658 (LOVE those romantic color names)
Needles: size 3 and 5 (24 and 32 inch) circular needles
Started: April (ish) 2009.
Finished: November (ish) 2010

Yes, that is a long time to take to knit a sweater. I was weak and kept getting distracted by other knitted items. And, oh yeah, the rigors of the Science Building project left me pretty much unable to focus on anthing with an actual pattern…

You think I’m not proud and happy of this sweater? Look at the smile!!

Proud Smile!
Oh yeah, and you can also see the lace pattern in a little more detail.

This was a very challenging project, but BOY did I learn a lot. Increasing and decreasing while keeping the lace pattern straight was the main thing, but the neckline was rather challenging as well.

I’ve worn it several times, and get lots of compliments on it. Even though it is short sleeved, it is very warm, so it is perfect to wear in my office during the winter. I am rather paranoid about wearing it into the chemistry labs, though, so it is a good thing that I have to wear a tshirt under it. I can slip the sweater off and leave it in my office before going into the labs.

So, my biggest “UFO” is finally done. I am a proud and happy person. A proud and happy person who is going to focus on very simple and SMALL projects for the forseeable future.

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  1. It is absolutely beautiful, Cathy! You should be so proud of this accomplishment – wow!!! :D Have a GREAT weekend!

    Comment by morningbrayfarm — November 20, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Beautiful! Good color for this time of year!

    Comment by Mom — November 20, 2010 @ 2:52 pm
  3. Congrats, Cat. I know what you mean about not being able to focus on anything….I still haven’t started either of the projects we were looking at while we were up this summer…maybe while y’all are here later!

    Comment by Ginger — November 21, 2010 @ 8:54 am
  4. That’s excellent – right now I stick to dish clothes and scarves.

    Comment by Ruby Leigh — November 22, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

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