It's no secret that I absolutely HATE having my picture taken but who else could model the sweater that I made just for me? I bit the bullet and tried to have fun with it. :-)
When I first saw this pattern, I just loved it. Do I love it on me? The jury is still out. I did make it longer than the original pattern and I love the length of it in the back, I just wish that the front was a bit longer as well. If I were ever to make it again, I would do less short rows, increase the middle length and just do the regular end radials instead of doing the 3 extra sets of radial increases that I did do.
I chose Oasis for this pattern for a reason. Back when Anne designed Leaving in Oasis, the mill ran out of the particular base that I had sent to her right around the time she released the pattern. What they then sent me was not only not what it had been, it was downright unacceptable...a nightmare for me actually. I went back and forth with them and in their defense, they did everything that they could to get it as close as they could to what it was and what I have now. The fiber content remained the same, but the silk portion of the yarn has been much different....more rustic.
I wanted to knit a sweater with this yarn to see how it would wear, drape and feel against one's skin. Will it pill....I think it might at first, but then I think it will settle. The drape is amazing and as one who itches from the first touch of scratchy wool, I could easily wear this against my skin, so over all, I am very happy with this yarn. I will revisit this in 6 months after wearing the sweater.