Try as I might, I can not successfully photograph this sweater by myself, in any light, or with help, since almost everyone I wouldn't feel strange asking to photograph me wearing a sweater, to show off the sweater and specifically the sweater, is currently in Montana. Or white-water-rafting in BC.
So after three weeks of attempts, I resign myself to posting this one. Just this one.
The front is straight and without much detail. It's the back that really made me happy (and also makes me feel a little like Thandie Newton in The Chronicles of Riddick...) What you can't see in the photo is that it's actually quite a dark brown, bordering on black, that the single ply wool, though gorgeous, will probably pill like the dickens, and that I screwed up the pattern. I misread the chart and did the small cable repeats on every eighth row instead of every fourth. I realized my mistake as I started the first sleeve. Sleeves and pockets have the correct cable repeat... I should've known it was knitting up too fast but I decided that 9mm needles will have that effect. Very cosy. And very simple to do, provided that you are literate, or at least paying attention. I'm satisfied with the result
Vogue Knitting, Early Fall. Twilleys' Freedom. Notes: I used way more yardage than the pattern called for even though I knit to gauge on the specified needles. Then, since I had cleaned the yard shop out of Twilleys when I originally purchased the yarn, I had to wait several weeks while my favourite knitting shop tracked some more down for me. (Thank you, Charlene!) One more thing you can't see: the slightest colour variance on one and a half sleeves, two pockets.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes. It was a happy birthday Monday for me! I inhaled an angelfood cake. No fork. True story. :-)