I am so happy that my buttons finally arrived and I had a chance to finish my Briar Rose sweater. Even the rain outside could not keep my from dragging my hubby outside to take pictures. (I thought about waiting for later in the week, but the forecast is not much more promising and I was too excited to share these my completed sweater with you).
I didn't make too many modifications from the original pattern. I added about an inch of length since I have a longer torso and do not own any high-waisted pants. I also eliminated the garter stitch ribbing on the button holes because I wanted it to be consistent with the rest of the sweater.
|Do you like the shocked expression on my face? The wind had |
just picked up and I got a giant raindrop splashed in my eye.
This is actually my first real sweater. To be honest, I made one in college after I first learned how to knit, but it was top-down, so there were no seams to sew. Also, I hated the sweater, so it was promptly donated to the Goodwill. Meaning, this is the first sweater I am keeping and plan to wear.
I also love how this has a vintage feel, but I won't feel silly wearing to work.
Live the moment, love life!