Look at this thing. It's almost blinding, isn't it? Nobody's gonna lose me in the snow when I'm wearing this sweater.
Excuse how horrible I look. My face was all puffy from just having woken up. That's never the best time to have your photo taken.
Anyway, I'm sort of happy with how this turned out. Due to the unique construction of the sweater, the length is directly related to the width. Since I needed the smallest size (33") my Sunrise Circle Sweater turned out pretty short. Now, I'm pretty short myself, so it wasn't a disaster, but I'd imagine that taller slim folks would find this more troublesome.
I am very happy with the buttons, though. Aren't they neat? That's a real little flower in there.
After the sweater I still had twitchy fingers, so I cast on for Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's (aka YarnHarlot) Unoriginal Hat. I love the yarn I used, although I can't find the tag. I think it was called "La Llana Grosa." It was sea foam green, purple and brown. I became so ridiculously happy every time I got to knit a purple stitch.
The hat did turn out a bit small, I'm afraid. My head is huge, it would seem. Every hat project I've knit this winter suggests that's the case, at any rate.
Now, back to the subject of the sweater: what's the verdict, folks? My friend Jen was pointing out that I could just lop off the arms and have something that resembled a bath mat! Do I keep it, or is it just too strange and bright for words?