Friday, December 16, 2011

The Saint's Big Ass Sweater is finished!

 Yes folks, after 3 years and 11 months the sweater was finally ready to be worn. I think he wears it well pay no attention to the cowboys on his jammies

 and of course we had to get an action shot...
notice the concentration required to run that remote, LOL  3,000yds of Berrocco Ultra Alpaca...it is so soft and he says it's not too warm either (which I was a bit concerned about). Color me happy!

I also spent some time the past couple weeks spinning from a Phat Fiber Sampler for a special friend...each skein is about 10 yds or so
in return she made these fabulous buttons for me...she named them Snowflakes (click to biggie-size and get a really good look at their fabulousness)

you could buy some of these awesome buttons if you go to her website...The Delicion

It's so much fun to have friends that have different talents than I do. It means we get to share.

When I went to the Yarn Hollow open house a couple weekends ago I found this pretty little felted pin cushion made by Barb of Winding Wool Creek fame. Isn't it precious? I've spun lots of her fiber and it is luscious.
Hope you enjoyed your visit. It's been fun sharing with all of you. Visit with other folks that enjoy sharing their love of fiber over at Wisdom Begins In Wonder. Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

Awesome sweater (and very handsome man, BTW!!).
Isn't it a wonderful feeling to have something that took this long fit so well and be so wonderful?? All of that hard work really paid off...and now 'your baby' is out in the world for all to admire!! Congratulations!!! XXO--

WonderWhyGal said...

LOVE that sweater! I love the remote control action shot. Such a man pose ;-) He is very handsome in it. Great job. The buttons are super sassy. Yes, it's nice when you can barter your talents. The skeins look great too.

pinkundine said...

I think the sweater coordinates beautifully with the cowboy PJs ;) Looks great, I'm glad all the time was worth it!

Stitched Together said...

The sweater looks like a perfect match for the model! it looks so snug and warm.

Kathryn Ray said...

I love the sweater.

I love The Saint striking his poses.

I love the action shot.

I love that your man wears cowboys on his jammies.

Now I have to go back and read the rest of your post. :-)

Anonymous said...

Ally I love the sweater! You did a fab job sizing it. It's perfect!!!
Deb Siegersma

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness the sweater turned out great.....very striking, manly poses also.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

That is some amazing dedication to finish that sweater - it looks fantastic. Hope he's wearing it every day :)

Vivian said...

The sweater looks great on the model, and since you mentioned, I had to click on the picture to see the cowboy jammies ;-)

LOVE the buttons!

Kristyn said...

Love the sweater. You definetly win the award for Knitting Perserverance!

Voie de Vie said...

That sweater looks awesome on him ... and he really needs to wear them with the jammies out of the house. Your handsome man is now a minor FAF celebrity. :)

And I agree - love, love, love that barter action! I cannot get enough barter goodness, so of course I'm envious of your wonderful buttons.

trudi@maudeandme said...

What a great model! And what a great jumper too!

Spinster Beth said...

Crack open a bottle of champagne! That was quite a big finish!

It looks great :-)

Anonymous said...

Fully expect to see the Saint wearing this at the CC "winter" party. :) Handsome sweater on a handsome man!

Pooch said...

Congrats on completing that gorgeous sweater. Your model is a natural! Love the action shot!

I feel a bit "sheepish" since I posted about my project taking forever and look at you with that great sweater!!

:)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Congratulations on the sweater finish, it looks great :)

Mollyandollie said...

Great sweater!! I'm so impressed with the fit! Very handsome man in the sweater and a great model to show off your work.

Renee said...

The sweater looks GREAT! Congratulations on finishing it!!

Bubblesknits said...

YAY!!!! I remember when you started that sweater. It looks very nice on him, too. (Love the action shot, btw. LOL)