It’s been a week of accomplishments! Today is my 4th day without cola, so I think I’m over the hump. I only drank diet cola, and I didn’t drink as much as I used to, but I still felt like I needed to give it up. It was hard, maybe even harder than giving up smoking, in part because the harm doesn’t seem as overt.
I also finished Tree Jacket! I love it! It’s so warm and snuggly which is exactly what I had in mind when I picked this yarn for this sweater. I’m thrilled with all my modifications. If I were gong to make it again, I wouldn’t bother doing the lace pattern at the neckline and I’d do the garter stitch section in stockinette instead, but I’m happy with it how it is and I’ll wear it a lot. Yes I plan to wear that orange shirt underneath it, I have a weird affection for green and orange together 🙂
- Pattern: Tree Jacket
- Cast on: October 2007
- Weaving in: January 23rd, 2008
- Needles: size 8
- Yarn: Peruvia from Berroco
- Modifications – I knew the yarn was to itchy for me to have it on my neck so I skipped the cowl neck and just worked a couple of repeats of the lace pattern before starting the garter stitch. I worked the garter stitch section down past the bustline. I worked the sleeves in the lace pattern and stockinette.