Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Raven Paradox

While trying to come up with a title for this post I googled "green ravens" and discovered this very interesting wiki page about the Raven Paradox. Well, maybe it's only interesting if you're really bored but all I could think about while reading it was how Blue Moon has proved that not all Ravens are black. Like the case of Ravenscroft, the shades of green are very lovely and worked out quite well for my Mr. Greenjeans.

I love this pattern and I love this yarn! This was one of the best knits ever and I can't believe how fast I finished it! I made the size Large using size 8 and 7 knit picks option needles. I made the stockinette portion of the sleeves about 2 inches longer than called for so that the sleeves are full length rather than 3/4 length. I also knit the sleeves at the same time using the magic loop method. I lightly steam blocked it after finishing to open up the rib and cabled area and get everything even and laying nice and flat. I did manage to complete it with 3 skeins of the heavyweight yarn but barely, you can see how little I had left.

I haven't found a button that I like yet. For the pictures it's being held shut with a shawl pin that I have. When I find the right button I'll know it and I'll take another picture. It's pouring down the rain today so no outside pics. But that's our brand new door behind me to replace the one that the burglar messed up! We plan to finish the trim and painting this weekend.

You may also be able to tell in these pics that I've lost a little more weight. My total weight loss for '07 was 45 pounds! I feel so much better and my goal is to lose 45 more this year.

I hope everyone is having a good day. I keep giving my sweater (and me since I'm wearing it) little hugs all day because I love it!

8 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

It looks absolutely fabulous on you!! Great job!! You inspired me to order the same yarn for same pattern I loved it that much just from your progress pics! It turned out great!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you put on your new sweater to go out for a nice dinner. You look great in those pictures! The sweater is very flattering both open and closed with the pin.

I was thinking of you and the Irfta shawl. I don't think that's the right name, but I'm too lazy to look it up at the moment. I'm itching to do some lace and I think you said you got some yarn to try that one. Just wanted to see if you've given it a go yet. My other option right now is Sarcelle using the laceweight you gave me in the Secret Pal swap. Have you tried that one? http://www.knitanon.com/blog/sarcelle.html - Leslie

trek said...

Way to go on the weight loss!!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! So satisfying to finish something wearable, isn't it? :)

-Legerdemain/Jennifer

Sarah said...

The first thing I thought before I even read anything is wow, she looks so skinny!

I have got to get you your yarn.... I am a slacker....

ikkinlala said...

Your sweater looks great, and so do you!

Turtle said...

Nice yarn, cute sweater and whoo-hoo on the weight loss!

LesleyD said...

Absolutely fabulous darlin!! Super job!! By the Way I hope you have a VERY VERY VERY Happy Birthday Tomorrow!