Lush and Lacy is finally done!
Lush and Lacy
Pattern: Lush and Lacy from Sweaterbabe, size M (36 1/2)
Yarn: 7 skeins Classic Elite Lush – 50% angora, 50% wool
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony, 5.5 mm
I love this sweater! When it started popping up on the blogs, I just had to have it. I actually had the called-for yarn in my stash! I really love the peplum in the back and the gathers on the sleeves. The knitting was extremely fast, but I stalled out in the finishing.
My mods: no pockets on the front, longer sleeves. I wanted the bell part of the sleeve to fall below the elbow, not above, so I just worked even longer before shaping the cap. No buttons or clasps yet (mostly out of laziness) so I use a kilt pin to hold it closed in front, or just wear it open.
I’ve worn the sweater a few times already, and the angora’s halo is really coming up just from being worn. It doesn’t seem overly sheddy yet, but we’ll see. It’s soft as all get-out, though!
In other news, I got a funky (for me) new haircut – it’s really quite short in the back, with longer pieces angled toward the front. The longer pieces around my face make it feel like I have longer hair, but it’s really short in the back! Nice and light. Definitely the shortest my hair’s been in a long, long, long time, and I love it!