Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gallery Jacket (Adriana)

The Gallery Jacket is ready to be revealed! Sorry for the delay, there was the little matter of finishing off the semester which required my attention :P

Here it is posed with my great aunt's gorgeous painting which belongs in an art gallery :)

I like how versatile this sweater is. I can wear it closed (as above) or open. I also tried pinning it higher up like Julie did with hers. It looks good no matter what I do with it :)

Pattern: Gallery Jacket from WEBS designed by Cirilia Rose
Yarn: Valley Yarns Colrain (coincidentally also from WEBS)
Date started: early November?
Date finished: December 1, 2007
Modifications: the biggest one is that I made it with long sleeves. I knew I wouldn't wear it with short sleeves so I just kept knitting. Oy! Sleeves take a long time to knit. It felt like they went on forever. The 1x1 ribbing got tiring pretty quickly as well. But I am so happy with the end result that it was all worthwhile.
The Colrain knit up gorgeously. It's soft and shiny (due to the tencel). I don't know how well it will wear but I definitely want more.

By the way, I seem to have mislead you in my previous post. I don't have classes until March but I don't have three months vacation. I will be doing an internship at the local orchestra for January and February as part of my program. I'm very excited about it. I'm sure that it will be a fantastic experience.

I'm at my parents' right now and I was finally able to get pictures of the finished log cabin blanket, but that will wait for another day (I'm trying to draw out the blog fodder :P)


Bertha said...

Yay! The gallery jacket looks super on you!!

spillyjane said...

Looking good, lady! That's a nice sweater.

orata said...

Wow, it looks great, I've never seen it worn open like that but it looks just as good as it does pinned closed!

Cirilia said...

ACK!! It's super cute!! Colrain holds up really well, Tencel is indestructible!

Btw, I got your message about marketing, I'll write back, I'm just buried under schoolwork at the moment ;)

Team Knit ! said...

So THAT's what it looks like with sleeves! Looks fantastic, my dear. Just gorgeous. And your aunt's painting is lovely, too!
- Julie

Dipsy Doodle said...

What a very beautiful jacket this is, and you look fantastic in it! I really love the pattern, and the color you've been choosing seems to be the perfect one! Fantastic job, congratulations!

Dipsy D.

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Anonymous said...

I love the long sleeves!!!

Rachel said...

What a beautiful and elegant jacket -- and versatile, too, as you say. I'm going to go put it in my (excessively long) queue over on Ravelry.

I'm sure you'll get a ton of wear out of it!