March 12, 2008
meet miss henry
started early January, 2008, completed March 6, 2008
mods: none, except to make it small enough to fit more snugly than the pattern calls for.
yarn: a sturdy and super-soft wool/acrylic/alpaca, recycled from a secondhand sweater (the full front of that sweater is left over, not yet unravelled).
verdict: LOVE IT. You can see from the photo that it could have been a little larger after all, but I'm not worried because I know that recycled wool relaxes a little bit with wear. I especially love the garter stitch collar, so much that now I wish all of my sweaters had garter stitch collars.
It was tough for me to control my usual desire for high contrast, but these vintage catalin buttons are absolutely perfect:
Wanna know who my button pusher is? Sure you do.
Posted by jodi at March 12, 2008 07:03 PM | categories: sticks and string
LOVE it. it looks great on you.
also: got your mailer about your exhibition. YAY!
and: lunch? really? I know we keep talking about it...
Posted by: Carrie at March 12, 2008 08:32 PM
Excuse moi... but could you tell me where the periodicals are kept?
Oh, Jodi, it's you! I thought you were the sexy librarian!
(Sorry, it's the ultimate goal for the KOL group - to achieve the look of the sexy librarian - cool glasses, great sweater, awesome dress/skirt.)
Posted by: Steph VW at March 12, 2008 09:03 PM
Miss Henry looks great! I love how it came out!
Posted by: Jody at March 12, 2008 09:52 PM
Hey, I think I met that sweater-in-progress, didn't I? It looks fabulous on you, and I very muchly heart those buttons. After froggings galore, I am almost nearly maybe done with my modified Drops. I hope it looks half as good on me as that sweet Miss Henry looks on you!
Posted by: Shannon at March 12, 2008 10:21 PM
Posted by: Amanda at March 12, 2008 10:59 PM
I can't wait until my yarn diet is over. I love your iteration of this sweater, I hope i do as well.
Posted by: Rachel T at March 13, 2008 12:57 AM
The sweater is beautiful, you look great in it!
I covet the buttons. If you end up coming to Vancouver (I hope I hope), I must take you to Button Button.
Posted by: Mandy at March 13, 2008 07:14 AM
Very nice. I like the fit - it's perfect.
Posted by: liz at March 13, 2008 08:41 AM
looks great jodi :)
Posted by: brenda in toronto at March 13, 2008 10:52 AM
Miss Henry is gorgeous! I love the buttons. Thanks for sharing your pusher!
Posted by: grace at March 13, 2008 11:09 AM
It's gorgeous! You look so sexay hot.....professorial with a tad of naughty thrown in.
Posted by: Sandy at March 13, 2008 11:22 AM
Miss Henry looks lovely! I had been thinking of knitting that pattern as well, but knit the Ribby Cardi instead. I love how yours turned out.
Posted by: Janis at March 13, 2008 12:04 PM
Oh my gosh. The buttons. You are evil! I love the sweater, and the short hair.
Posted by: Jodie at March 13, 2008 01:05 PM
Looks great on you!
Posted by: TheAmpuT at March 13, 2008 04:22 PM
I do love those buttons! They are perfect for Miss Henry. Can you tell me about the size you chose for this pattern? Some people felt that it turned out too small for them. I want mine to be fitted but not to gape at the buttons. How much ease did you allow for, cause yours is swell!
Posted by: Karma at March 17, 2008 02:27 PM