Monday, March 19, 2007

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    A sly rogue is often in good dress.
    -Irish saying

    So it turns out that I can, in fact, sew in a zipper. It only took four hours. But Rogue is done, and it looks great. Long-term readers of this blog may recall the last time I "finished" this sweater, last May, and there are many photos in that post that show some of cabley details better. Yesterday's photo needed a flash, since - ironically - the day I finished Rogue was the coolest and drizzly-est day in a while. Not only did I finish Rogue, I got to wear it.

    Pattern: Does anyone really need the link?
    Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage, from this yarn excursion
    Needles: various US 7s that were lying around
    Notes: Now that the zipper is in, there's no doubt that it looks far better with the zipper than the toggles.
    Best Thing About This Project: The fit, the hood, the fact htat I can finally wear it after 10 months of it being "finished."

    My original plan involved two zippers for the March UFO Resurrection, but I'm going to call finishing Rogue sufficient. I'll get extra credit if I can muster up the energy to sew the zipper into Ribby Cardi . . .

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    Blogger Sus said...

    The sweater looks great, and you look so happy to be wearing it! It's a great color on you. This pattern is on my long list of "somedays". Yeah, well... Someday... :)

    Congrats on your zipper success!

    3/19/2007 7:42 AM  
    Blogger Wool Winder said...

    Every minute of that four hours was worth it. Looks great on you! How nice that the weather cooperated and you actually got to wear it and enjoy the fruit of your labor.

    3/19/2007 7:52 AM  
    Blogger Abigail said...

    Well done! You look so pretty in that color and the sweater is great!

    3/19/2007 7:55 AM  
    Blogger Karin said...

    That looks great! I am making this sweater later in the year. It looks very nice as a cardi.

    3/19/2007 8:01 AM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    It's so great! One of my all time favorite sweater patterns. I'm thinking of putting a zipper in my Central Park Hoodie - hmmm, do you take in work!? heh heh

    3/19/2007 8:28 AM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Love the sweater, love your hair more! Seriously, California's been good to it.

    3/19/2007 8:41 AM  
    Anonymous Pat said...

    Your red Rogue is beautiful and the zipper looks perfect. I have a sweater that I made from Briggs and Little Heritage 25 years ago and it still looks great....that yarn is indestructable!! You will have Rogue for life!

    3/19/2007 9:24 AM  
    Anonymous Marisa said...

    Looks fantastic!

    3/19/2007 9:33 AM  
    Anonymous mary lou said...

    Zipper looks good. I am adding a zipper to Moonlight (rowan) instead of buttons. But I have toyed with the toggle idea...

    3/19/2007 10:45 AM  
    Blogger Pam said...

    Brava! Good for you -- it looks great with the zipper - definitely the right choice!

    Doesn't it feel GOOD to have it done?

    3/19/2007 12:13 PM  
    Anonymous Kristen said...

    I knew a little old zipper couldn't keep you down! Beautiful zipper and very flattering color.

    3/19/2007 1:16 PM  
    Blogger Margene said...

    You and Rogue do look good together!

    3/19/2007 1:16 PM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Very nice! Congrats on your zipper, a new sweater and getting a chance to wear it!

    3/19/2007 1:29 PM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    FABULOUS job, Theresa! However, mine will just have to remain a pullover as I'm not about to try a zipper, YET! BTW, you look great in your Rogue!

    3/19/2007 2:18 PM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    You look so cute and happy in your new sweater! Or is that being a happily afianced woman?

    3/19/2007 2:18 PM  
    Anonymous Chery said...

    What a happy face! Enjoy your beautiful sweater.

    3/19/2007 2:48 PM  
    Anonymous Mom said...

    I looks GREAT, T! Keep that smile and get some sleep. Love, Mom

    3/19/2007 3:13 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    It looks great! Congrats on zipper success. Now listen to mom and get some sleep!

    3/19/2007 3:31 PM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    Ah, well done!!! It looks great!

    3/19/2007 3:38 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Rogue looks fantastic! I definitely think that the zipper was the way to go, despite those who argued that zip-front sweaters are out of style. In this climate, they are so practical!

    3/19/2007 5:37 PM  
    Blogger knitseashore said...

    The sweater looks great! I appreciate your showing the post with the previous photos as I'm helping a friend (a new knitter) with a cardigan that requires a zipper, and I've never done it myself. Your Rogue gives me hope. :)

    3/19/2007 5:51 PM  
    Anonymous nova said...

    Great job! It's always a good thing when you are happy with the fit of a finished product. It looks great, and the color is gorgeous!

    3/19/2007 6:47 PM  
    Blogger christine said...

    You go, girl! It looks great!!!

    3/20/2007 3:58 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yay, your Rogue looks great! See, you can wear sweaters in Southern California! ;)

    3/20/2007 5:13 PM  

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