Just before Lent started you may have seen this...
My first three ply hand spun. Done in a Pippi Kneesocks roving titled SpringTime ChocoBird, and purchased from Scout's Swag.
After a wide variety of learning experiences which included:
*Hunting down more discontinued commercial yarn
*Multiple cast ons because I didn't have a pattern
*Much ripping back because I didn't have a pattern
*Multiple design changes because, say it with me, I didn't have a pattern.
*A particularly ugly and ironic episode which involved cutting a row out and knitting back down in the opposite direction because of an Imagined Yarn Shortage, only to finish the entire project and have Probably the exact amount I had salvaged. Sigh.
*The universal reminder that you need to wash and block the confounded gauge swatch because it will #@&*%^^ change.
I present this:
It is one piece to the armholes, with short rows in the back to accomodate my broad shoulders, a Super Hero Boob Mask in each front, and comfortable 3/4 length sleeves. The shirt is such a precise match of brown that it may be difficult to tell, but it is a cropped length, falling at my G-d given waistline. I made it as a cardigan with a modified sweetheart neckline then remembered that I like the looks of a cardi, but not the wearing. So I sewed the front closed and it pulls on easily with the large neckline.
I foresee many comfortable wearings before the millspun yarn finally pills beyond salvage. A process already begun by my seatbelt. Is anyone else annoyed by that type of thing?