Breaking Them In
The buttons are fabulous. The sweater is perfect. I've worn it nearly every day since finishing it, and it's perfect for bopping around town. My town, or the central coast of California, as luck may have it. For all of my plans to knit ski sweaters, mittens, and all the fun things I love to knit, this is a great sweater for the California climate. I like it buttoned up, but it also works unbuttoned, or partly buttoned.
Shaped Denim Aran
Pattern: from Debbie Bliss' The Celtic Collection
Yarn: Elann.com Den-M-Knit in Dark Indigo, 15 skeins (pattern called for 17 skeins of Rowan Denim)
Needles: US6 for the body, US 4 for the borders
Notes: No real pattern modifications. I was surprised and (pleasantly) amazed that the denim shrinking thing worked so well.
Best Thing About This Project: It was a product knit more than a process thing, and I love the product.