Friday, December 4, 2009

Sometimes You Just Have To Remind Me


I think Todd was getting a little impatient to see my finished Expedition.  (Kidding Todd!)




...but really I don't blame him.  I should have had it finished and photographed weeks ago.

Pattern: Expedition Pullover by Todd Gocken (rav. link)
Needles: US 7
Yarn: Bartlett Yarns 2-ply Fisherman's Wool in Light Heather, 6.5 skeins
Time Taken:  To knit? September 23, 2009-November 17, 2009.  To finish?  Add another three weeks.

I finally went outside today to take some pictures and, well, they're less-than-stellar.  It was getting dark (at freaking 3:30pm!), I was by my onesies, and I was all sorts of cold.  I'll try to force someone to go outside with me tomorrow to take better pictures.



I do like my buttons, I think they finished off the piece nicely.  It took me about two weeks (really only about 5 minutes) to sew them on.

I also threw in a contrasting hem on the cuffs and the bottom of the sweater.



The pattern features an underarm gusset, which I tried to show you here, I think it's a nice touch.  And do you see that cable?



I didn't really get a good picture of it, but I love, love, love it.



It goes around the armholes in the front and the back.  ...the back being the other thing I didn't photograph today.

and I'll leave you with some blurry great pictures of me in awkward poses making strange faces.




I'll do better tomorrow, I promise!   Off to record another podcast episode (woot!)

20 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely fantastic! And yep - I agree with you about the buttons being perfect finishing touches.

    Very very nice!

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  2. I love the last picture!
    Gorgeous sweater, what are you knitting next?

    xo

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  3. You are such a pretty baby. /old enough to be your mother

    /ahem

    What a beautiful sweater! You did a wonderful job, sweetie, and I LOVE the buttons!

    xo

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  4. I think that pattern is AWESOME. It looks great on you, and that cable is a really nice touch. (It just occurred to me that maybe I should be telling Todd that, not you.)

    I especially like the second-to-last photo, where you managed to catch yourself in a spontaneous moment of, "Oh, there's a camera there!"

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  5. It turned out wonderfully. Even if it is pink. :-)

    What's that white stuff in those photos?

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  6. It looks great! I really like the color of it.

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  7. The sweater is stunning, and I really love the buttons, especially the way you chose to alternate their direction.

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  8. The sweater is gorgeous and the buttons really do accent it! You did a great job knitting this! I only crochet, but I'm tempted to try to learn to knit just so I can make this. In the photos, it looks very soft and warm.

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  9. That's a great sweater, and it looks so comfortable too. And I love details like adding a colour for the hems!

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  10. Seriously fabulous. I'd wear it every day.

    /off to see if the podcast hit iTunes yet...

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  11. *grin* You're so CUTE! Can you be my little brother too? My little brother couldn't care if I lived or died, but I think you and I would hit it off stellar.

    You did a fantastic job on that sweater, you truly did! It looks tres macho, the buttons really kick it up a notch.

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  12. you are seriously the most adorable thing ever, and that sweater is fantastic.

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  13. I think it looks great. Almost makes me want to knit one for me.

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  14. Love the sweater, love the buttons, thought you were using a cane. (next to last pic)

    Thanks for showing us some of the details of the sweater. I'm tempted to add it to the list! (being the list of things I want to knit for myself because I'm selfish)

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  15. GORGEOUS!!!!!Love the sweater, the toggles are to die for.

    You should be proud of a job well done.

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  16. Your sweater looks great, and I love the buttons and the contrasting inner cuff and hem... very nice!

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  17. I just saw this on Ravelry, and rushed over here to see your post. It turned out to be such an amazing FO! I love it. It fits you well, and I agree, that cable is amazing! I love the slight variation in color as well.

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  18. Wow, that turned out great! What a great fit too.

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  19. The expression on your face in that last picture is hi-larious. Ohhhh peter.

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  20. It looks wonderful!

    ...and what Cookie said. *ahem*

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