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Forecast

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Pattern: Forecast by Stefanie Japel [Ravelry] + now-famous Winnie mods
Yarn: Beaverslide Worsted Weight in Meadow, 4 skeins?
Needles: US 8
Started: March 2006 ( ! )
Finished: April 2008

Notes: Let this provide hope for all the lifeless unfinished objects out there. Or at least the ones that require no zippers and minimal seaming! Actually, want to hear something shocking? This is the first sweater I have completed for myself since Colchique in January of 2006 ( !! ). I can say working at a law firm has deflated many larger projects, which is partially true. But I do think I found Colchique just demoralizing enough to put me off fitted garments for a while. I lost interest in anything I (a) couldn't carry on the train and (b) might come out nearly useless despite the hours of effort invested. As much as I really *want* to be a process knitter, it is time to come to terms with not wholeheartedly being one. Ah well, the truth is the truth.

Maybe the drought is over. Forecast is eminently wearable. And like many of Stefanie's patterns, it demanded no shaping and very little seaming. And after two years of contemplating my yarn choice, I have decided I loved working with Beaverslide, and adore this emerald colorway even though it does make me feel the slightest bit like this guy. (Note that the color is actually kind of impossible to photograph - just take my word that it's greener than it appears in these photos)

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You'll notice there is something not quite right about the buttons. I plan to redo them because (a) it's short one button and (b) I sewed them on in such a hurry that the sides of the cardi aren't exactly lined up. Details, details. They might never get redone. Meh.

(additional pics and more not-that-witty commentary after the jump!)

Here's a side view. I'm super glad I went with the 3-stitch bobble and didn't abandon the bobbles entirely!

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Chris took this at Prospect Park, it was such a nice day for the first outing of a sweater! (at the end of April):

forecast grass

So nice, we even climbed a cherry tree!

Aaanyway, it feels good to put a major project (mostly) to bed. And there's another sweater on the way, as you'll see in yesterday's entry. Maybe I'll even finish it in 2008 :-)

ps - Can you believe my home state is so danged important? Unheard of!

Posted by jess at April 30, 2008 8:08 PM | TrackBack
Comments

She's quite pretty, folks.

Posted by: Chris at April 30, 2008 10:24 PM

It looks great! I love how the buttons look against the green.

You are too cute in that first pic ;)

Posted by: Wanett at April 30, 2008 10:35 PM

That last picture is just fantastic, what a face!

Posted by: Heather at April 30, 2008 11:15 PM

You're so adorable in that sweater, it's not even funny! I will have to add this to the queue!

Posted by: Mariss at April 30, 2008 11:32 PM

You did a beautiful job. I love the color you chose. It looks great on you. And by the way, you are so adorable!

Posted by: Maritza at April 30, 2008 11:44 PM

Oh my gosh I absolutely love it! I remember that Knitty pattern and thinking "nahhhh" when I saw it but I LOVE YOURS!

Posted by: sarah at May 1, 2008 1:10 AM

It's a beauty, motivating me to think about this sweater again

Posted by: Sarah at May 1, 2008 5:13 AM

Looks great!! Love the color on you. P.S. How cute of Chris to leave that first comment??

Posted by: Lisa at May 1, 2008 7:29 AM

Looks great!! Love the color on you. P.S. How cute of Chris to leave that first comment??

Posted by: Lisa at May 1, 2008 7:30 AM

Great job, great color, fun photos too!

Posted by: Mary Beth at May 1, 2008 7:37 AM

ah! i love it! great color on you and it fits so nice :) i bet you'll get tons of use out of it this spring and in the fall. congrats!

Posted by: gleek at May 1, 2008 8:26 AM

Gorgeous! The sweater, yes, but you make it even more so!
What a wonderful day to wear it out and about.

Posted by: Nina at May 1, 2008 8:44 AM

It's excellent! And I do hate to break it to you, but those buttons are staying as they are :) (But I totally didn't notice that it was slightly off until you said so, and even then, I think it's a minor issue.)

Posted by: Mintyfresh at May 1, 2008 9:04 AM

Jess, it looks great! I'm glad you had a little heart-to-heart with the Beaverslide.

It makes me wish I could wear garter stitch... Maybe there's one with stockinette in my future.

Posted by: heatherfeather at May 1, 2008 9:29 AM

You finished! That's great. And it's so effing pretty.

Posted by: E to the M at May 1, 2008 9:57 AM

I love the green! It looks fabulous on you. I've heard great things about beaverslide - I'd better try it soon.

Posted by: Katie at May 1, 2008 10:08 AM

simply put, simply lovely. :)

and i wouldn't worry about the button too much if it doesn't bother you that much. meh, indeed.

Posted by: Sandra at May 1, 2008 10:22 AM

Oh, I love this sweater. Someday I will really have to make one.

Posted by: Hannah at May 1, 2008 10:38 AM

Oh my goodness, I can't get over how gorgeous it is.
LOVE the colour.
LOVE the buttons.
You look beautiful!!

Posted by: val at May 1, 2008 10:56 AM

I love the first and the last pictures! Fantastic cardi, well worth the effort :)

Posted by: Veronique at May 1, 2008 11:00 AM

how lovely. i've used this beaverslide in several projects and enjoy it each time.

Posted by: rebecca at May 1, 2008 11:37 AM

Beautiful! I have some beaverslide at home that might now become a forcast of my very own. The more I see this sweater the cuter I think it is.

Great job! Glad you finished it & shared it with us :D

Posted by: Preita at May 1, 2008 12:38 PM

That is the most flattering and lovely Forecast I've ever seen!

Yay for Beaverslide. Leanne is awesome!

Posted by: alexandra at May 1, 2008 1:20 PM

That is the most flattering and lovely Forecast I've ever seen!

Yay for Beaverslide. Leanne is awesome!

Posted by: alexandra at May 1, 2008 1:21 PM

Beautiful!!!! I think the green is just fabulous!

Posted by: Steph at May 1, 2008 1:52 PM

Oh yeah, it's beautiful! Love the buttons.

Posted by: colleen at May 1, 2008 4:13 PM

Ah, your Forecast turned out beautifully! The color and the buttons, love it all. What a perfect fit! If you're anything like me, those buttons will never be changed, and that's okay. :)

Posted by: Karma at May 1, 2008 5:52 PM

You're so stinkin' cute!

The beaverslide (!) look lovely on you. That green is still very Oz.

Posted by: Aimee at May 1, 2008 6:43 PM

Congratulations! on working and knitting at the same time. Its a beautiful, good fitting classic you've pulled off there.

Posted by: sharon at May 2, 2008 4:22 AM

Gorgeous! From these pics it looks like more of a Gumby green. (That's a compliment!)

Posted by: Christabel at May 2, 2008 8:31 AM

Nice! Great knit as usual!

Posted by: la chica alta at May 2, 2008 8:35 AM

Love it! That color looks great on you! Slacker me still needs to just put buttons on my sweater! Yay for you for moving on it!

Posted by: yaiAnn at May 2, 2008 9:44 AM

This is so pretty! It's really flattering on you. I love it!

Posted by: mick at May 2, 2008 10:52 AM

It's lovely! Looks fabulous on you.

Posted by: KERaven at May 2, 2008 12:05 PM

Gorgeous! I've never really thought I liked this pattern, but with these mods, it's great. Did you lengthen it, or does it just look unusually short in the original pattern picture?

Posted by: Courtney at May 2, 2008 12:14 PM

jess, you look fantastic! it is so cute on you and i love the park shots! congrats on finishing it. i haven't finished a big sweater in awhile... the law is clearly an obstacle :) this is super inspiring.
ps i owe you an email... drowning in contracts at the moment...

Posted by: amisha at May 2, 2008 9:29 PM

jess, you look fantastic! it is so cute on you and i love the park shots! congrats on finishing it. i haven't finished a big sweater in awhile... the law is clearly an obstacle :) this is super inspiring.
ps i owe you an email... drowning in contracts at the moment...

Posted by: amisha at May 2, 2008 9:32 PM

it is fabulous!
and i LOVE those photos. too cute.

Posted by: leslie at May 2, 2008 11:44 PM

When I saw it on Knitty, it didn't grab me. Yours does! And the colour is absolutely stunning. Beautiful knit!

Posted by: carol at May 3, 2008 10:21 AM

Your Forecast is beautiful. Congratulations on its completion!

Posted by: Laura Twiss at May 3, 2008 4:53 PM

the forecast was worth the wait! very lovely and wearable.
and who is cuter than you? nobody!

Posted by: carrie m at May 4, 2008 7:55 PM

Niiiiice Forecast! It looks fantastic! And how satisfying to know that after all that work you have a sweater that you'll wear and love. From one not-really-a-process-knitter to another. ;)

Posted by: jenna at May 5, 2008 6:38 PM

Niiiiice Forecast! It looks fantastic! And how satisfying to know that after all that work you have a sweater that you'll actually wear and love. From one not-wholeheartedly-a-process-knitter to another. ;)

Posted by: jenna at May 5, 2008 6:41 PM

It is just a beautiful garment, J. Love it! Looks beautiful on you ;)

Posted by: lolly at May 7, 2008 8:49 AM

It's beautiful, and you look beautiful in it! Congrats on finishing it.

Posted by: schrodinger at May 7, 2008 7:50 PM

How incredibly cute are you? I love the color. Forecast was meant to be SEEN. My faves have been knit in bright tones. Well done!

Posted by: JulieFrick at May 8, 2008 12:47 PM

What a gorgeous sweater - you did a fantastic job. The yarn colour is especially spectacular!

Posted by: vania at May 27, 2008 12:29 PM

I strictly recommend not to wait until you get enough money to buy different goods! You can just get the home loans or commercial loan and feel fine

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