A little background: My husband and I grew up in the same town. I first saw him in Middle school, I was in 6th grade, he in 7th (dating an 8th grader, I might add) It was, for me, love at first sight. I saw him by his locker, he didn't notice me until 11th grade. We dated for years, and then we didn't, and than we got married (OK, I called and asked him on a date!) That's the very, very, very short version....(your welcome!) Why do I tell you this? Because after all these years of being with him; this year, in 2008.................he...........drum roll please....................asked me to make him a sweater!!! Who did I turn to for this momentous occasion? Yep, you guess it...........Elizabeth Zimmermann. Here is her Seamless Hybrid
The yarn is blue sky alpacas sport weight. I used 11 skeins and a touch of a 12th. This yarn feels so beautiful and soft (I can't keep my hands off of him when he wears it!) and blocked like a dream. My favorite part about this sweater is the back, I love the detail
The front is also nice, I like the collar, but I think next time I will start the opening a lot earlier....
I didn't put any buttons on it or anything....I like the simple line of contrasting color on the placket.........I also put that color on the inside of the collar and a touch on the cuffs.
Check out how the back of the sweater is about 1 inch lower than the front, yeah, that's all EZ. My man will not have to pull down his sweater in the back....the things we do for love. This pattern is so easy. I was afraid when I started doing the shoulders that it wouldn't work, but if you follow the pattern, it magically works. If you want, head on over to brooklyntweed and read about his, it is beautiful.
Well, I am almost at the 3/4 mark with the Baby Surprise Jacket, I will show some pictures when I am finished, I like the way it is coming out.
And so, in closing, I will leave you with this....I am the luckiest girl in the world. I married my friend who is smoking HOT, an unbelievable father (you never know what kind of father for your children you are going to get when you marry a man) he does do dishes (when he doesn't give it up for Lent) and laundry (although he refuses to fold and/or put it away). He puts up with Yarn coming out of every available space I have, will go outside after dinner so I can get a blog photo, and, he likes his sweater..............that, my friends, is My Perfect Man........
ps Mother's day is this Sunday (I just sayin')