The internationally traveling sweater

Pensacola is finished!  She will be on her way to the UK in the morning.  I did all but the snaps, since they’re waiting for the sweater’s arrival.

pensacola finaThe main yarn is Blacker Classic Lleyn Wool in Slate.  The contrast trim is Rowan Angora Haze in a blinding white.  That’s not actually what it’s called, but I lost the yarn label, so that will have to do.

pensacola fina-3Oddly enough, even though the pattern for this had a scant amount of information, when I followed it fairly exactly each piece did make sense when I got to it.  It was pretty fun.  I can’t wait to see it on film!  It’s called Tell Them of Us.  They’re also doing a Kickstarter fund for the film.  If you want to contribute, check it out.  I’m really proud to be part of this project.

pensacola fina-4

The Rowan Angora Haze is heavenly.  I did sneeze a little bit since it sheds a lot, but it’s softer than a baby kitten.

pensacola fina-2

I’ve been a very busy bee the past couple of weeks running dissertation stats and planning for THE END.  I will defend my dissertation on April 10th.  I scheduled a room.  It’s for real, y’all.

16 thoughts on “The internationally traveling sweater

  1. Yay, the finished product is beautiful! I have a few vintage sweater patterns in my stash but the lack of direction has scared me off to this point. Perhaps I can use this as encouragement to give them a go.

    Good luck on your defense. I am in year 2 of my PhD and I can’t imagine what it must feel like for you to be done (almost)!

  2. Ah! So exciting! Just think how great you’ll feel when you get to call yourself Doctor 🙂

    That sweater is really, really lovely. It’s funny that you say the pattern was scant but still clear. I sometimes wonder if we’re a little over-spoiled by all the careful directions in modern patterns, so much so that if the specific cast-on isn’t listed we read through dozens of project pages to find a consensus. I kind of like the older patterns that ask me to think a little, though it’s kind of nice to have the modern ones the rest of the time.

    • We just might be spoiled. Sometimes overly explicit directions cause me to question things even more. Perhaps simplicity was best in this case. I am SUPER pumped to call myself Doctor. I’ll try not to let it inflate my ego abruptly. 🙂

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