I told myself last Friday that if my hair came out good I’d put on the Everyday Cardigan and take some self portraits. So here we are. And can I just say? Self portraits are hard!
Taking self portraits involves a lot of walking back and forth. Move the tripod closer. Take a photo with the remote. Walk back and check. Move the tripod closer still. Take a photo with the remote. Walk back and check. You get the idea. It takes a while.
And you feel a little silly, too. Holding up the collar, throwing your arms out to the side, posing for no one in site – you hope! But it was worth it because I really wanted to show you my new favorite sweater.
The fit is just what I wanted and the color is great. Sometimes it looks green, sometimes brown, but it always has those colorful flecks of blue and purple and pink and white. I only made one modification to the pattern – I lengthened it by a couple of inches. Easy to do and it made it much more wearable for me.
I thought I might have a hard time finding buttons that would match but I actually found 3 different ones that I liked. I went with these metal ones and I love them. I also love the way the collar is knit. You pick up stitches and then knit 2X2 rib and then a few rows of garter stitch. This makes a pretty little roll and I think this style collar should be used more often.
I’ve worn it a LOT since I finished it and that’s the real test. And Peace Fleece, while it may be a little bit scratchy until it’s been washed a few times, doesn’t pill!
I guess this is all meant to say: I love it!