I've heard it said life is better outdoors and I agree, especially when the weather is as beautiful as it was this weekend. John and I spent as much time as possible outside with a fishing rod in one hand and a kayak paddle in the other. We also attended a wedding and went to the Astros/Braves game with friends...and I finished my tee.
Pattern: Nothing But a T-Shirt
Yarn: Brooks Farm Yarn Willow
Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Bamboo
Needles: US 7
Overall, I'm pleased with the way the yarn worked up--not too much pooling or flashing on the front...
...or the back. Pretty good, considering that I took the lazy way out and worked from one skein at a time instead of alternating skeins every couple of rows.
I ran into some trouble with the seaming and I'm not sure I understand what happened. I sewed the sleeve on in the normal way and the seam looked great until I put the sweater on, then it stretched open and really looked awful. I reworked it in places, but it wasn't my stitching that was off, it was just that the yarn had to stretch too much, I suppose. The only way I could figure out to neaten the seam was to add backstitching for strength. That did the trick.
This is a very comfortable sweater and I can see myself wearing it often. I really like the fact that it's easy care too. I washed it in the machine and I even tossed it in the dryer on delicate, though I might not do that every time.
The weatherman is predicting cooler weather this week. Bring it on. I'm ready.