Oh how nice it is

I love finishing something with plenty of time. I wanted to finish the Rusted Root in time for Easter but put it on the backburner so I could work on George’s bday xoxo socks. I was hit Saturday with the finishing syndrome. I picked it up & was binding off last night at midnight. I wove in ends this morning & here she is

I haven’t blocked it yet, with this yarn I have found I can just wash it and everything settles in nicely, no serious blocking needed. I did change the pattern a bit. I didn’t think the 2×1 ribbing went well with the lacework so I chose to do a simple rolled edge instead.

This picture is more to the true color of the purple yarn. Purple is just about as hard as red to get an accurate photo of. Anywho, you can see that on the increasing section of the sleeve to make the poof I chose not to do the one row of purls. I thought that broke it up too much and since you don’t purl anywhere else on the sweater it didn’t jive in my mind.

I am very pleased & very excited to wear it on Easter. I have a white satin camisole that I got at Ross for $5 that will be perfect underneath and flouce out the bottom of the sweater. Hmm….now what shoes to wear….

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