Cari has seriously raised the bar on FO shoots, so I'm going to try to keep it simple. I want to show off my completed Clairedelune (Klaralund), but I don't have a creative design team like she does. No Skelly, no Big Doll, no computer-literate dogs.
Well. I can at least have a pose. Everybody's got one.
There's the Rachael:
There's also the Em (I'm giving you the "double-barrel" Em):
Or, I coud just do the one seen in nearly every picture taken of me since I was a kid. I call it "The Brownsville."
I made a couple of changes to the pattern. Instead of 14 rows of garter following the extended garter on the sleeves, I only did 7. When I attached the sleeves, I attached the 9-row patch of garter to the body. I think it looks neat, and it works with my "too short to box with God" arms. I used 9 skeins of Noro Silk Garden, color #203. Loooove this shade. Greeny green, and shades of blue to work with jeans. I live in jeans.
I like the idea of a v-neck back, so I didn't sew up the back as per the pattern. I tied a piece of yarn, thinking I'll crochet something nicer another time. But- I'm not too crazy about the bit of back-cleavage I've got going on. Maybe its the way I'm holding my arms?
I'll think about that for a while.