Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Leo is done, just in time for our 7th wedding anniversary.

Only problem is, the sleeves are way too long. But I knew they would be. The pattern says that after completeing the sleeve decreases, knit even until the sleeve measures 18 inches. Mine already measure 20 inches by that point. So they are long. Very long.
It's still a lovely sweater though, and I am amazed that it came out looking like a sweater at all.

Dear Paul, every stitch was made with love, except for that one area under the left armpit where you were falling asleep in front of a football game instead of vacuuming like I asked you to. I hope you love wearing this sweater, and I want to see you wearing it on our 30th anniversary.

And I am never, ever doing 5x3 ribbing ever agin.

My wonderful husband got me a substantial gift certificate to a LYS, so the plan for tomorrow is to go and try and get enough Rowan Felted Tweed to do a Tangled Yoke Cardigan for me. Yes, I like the sweaters.

24 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Leo is looking great and long sleeves are perfect for keeping the hands warm on cold days. It's alllllll good!

I was considering getting married in order that I might never have to do the vacuuming again. I'll have to reconsider that plan...what about scooping the litter box? Is that in the contract?

laura said...

It's lovely, and who doesn't want to do the Tangled Yoke Cardigan? It's a great design.

To sheepish annie, if the cat is his, he gets to clean the box! :)

Tara said...

Happy Anniversary! The sweater looks great

Micki said...

Leo looks fantastic! Call the extra-long sleeves a design element--they'll help keep hands warm.

Happy anniversary!

J. Denae said...

Happy anniversary! The sweater looks great.

Sarah Jackson said...

It turned out amazing! Great work! The beauty of Tangled Yoke is that there aren't any seams, so now it'll sound even better to you.

Happy happy anniversary and best wishes for many more.

Marianne said...

Emma, Leo is stunning! Do we get to see a photo with your husband wearing it? That would be nice :^)

Mmmm, I love that Tangled Yoke... plenty... it's on my list. I'm so glad you're going to knit it!

Happy Anniversary to you two sweethearts!

Bertha said...

Aw! Happy anniversary! Leo looks fantastic! Lucky husband!

millie & elsie said...

I love the roll neck, very handsome. I look forward to seeing your Tangled Yoke progress. I'm picking my project from the fall issue back up and working on it tonight!

schrodinger said...

Your first sweater and you made it for your husband. So sweet! Happy anniversary.

Catherine Kerth said...

congrats! wow your first sweater and its amazing! and a gift certificate too! you guys sure know how to pamaper each other ;)

Mia said...

Good job on the sweater!

kelly jo said...

That looks terrific!! I'm sure he's going to love every stitch of it, including the left armpit!!

Knit and fall back in it said...

Happy anniversary! I think I have run the vaccuum twice since I got married, I guess my husband deserves a sweater...I better get busy.

Great job on Leo.

schmom8889 said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY--and Happy Leo Completion Day! Leo looks great. You say you won't do 5x3 ri ribbing again, but Leo looks so great, you'll be tempted, when the pain of giving birth is forgotten--ha!

Kara said...

The sweater is so cute...and I mean that in the most manly way possible.

Happy Anniversary!

Kristy said...

Happy Anniversary! That looks like a really nice, cozy sweater :) Enjoy your shopping spree!

Knitting Bandit said...

Gotta love that left armpit! Good thing you weren't working around the left nipple during the game.
Great sweater!

Macoco said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet gift. The sweater is beautiful and I especially like the rolled collar.

Kat said...

Wow, it looks great!! Congrats on your 7th anniversary!

I love how all but one stitch was made with love. LOL!!

Windyridge said...

Hi, was just wondering where the Yarnival was?

Knitting Mother said...

OMG you should be SAINTED for doing that much ribbing.

Have fun with the quest for Rowan. I can't wait to see it!

Happy anniversary.

katie said...

Congrats on the anniversary and on the sweater! It looks great, and it's just in time for winter.

Eric & Tony said...

Hizzah! Congrats!