And on the occasion of my 100th post, how else to celebrate but with a Finished Object?

April30 004

Inexplicably, I am suddenly fretful, now that I’ve finished. (My sister keeps telling me “it’s FINE. Shut UP.”) Should i not have added length? Is it too big? Are the colours all wrong for me? Did I make too many stripes? Or, this could all be because of the fact that it is now spring and far too warm to wear this now (sob), and my psyche is pouting. 😉

April30 005

Pattern: Poppy, from Yarnplay by Lisa Shobhana Mason (size Medium)
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden #201 (7 skeins) and Noro Cash Iroha in black (4 skeins)
Cast On: March 31, 2007
Cast Off: April 30, 2007

Notes: I had to learn crochet for the finishing touches at the neck and bottom hemline for this sweater – in fact, it is this knowledge that has been impeding me from finishing off that WIP that’s been 99% done on my sidebar since, oh, February, but for some reason I decided to hold off and do the learning on Poppy instead. (Thank you, sister M.) I’m glad I now know some of the ways of teh evol crochet. 😉

The pattern overall is pretty user-friendly. If I were to do it again I would have knitted fewer coloured stripes in the body and left more of it just solid black – I remember as i was knitting the body that it was very, very hard to keep going in endless black without throwing in more stripes. I knitted the sleeves flat and seamed them up later instead of doing them in the round, just out of personal preference. I think the hardest part may actually have been the picking up stitches for the top, just because of the counting and my impatience. I think this would make a good sweater project for just about any skill level.

So, Poppy is done – she is the reason I bought Yarnplay back in January, and I knitted the Kitchen Sink sweater first instead while I waited for the Cash Iroha! I received most of the Silk Garden as a Christmas present from my sister, and admittedly I probably would not have splurged on the rest of the yarn otherwise. Come next winter, it’ll be a nice cozy treat waiting for me in my closet.

And then, to celebrate, I cast on for a little something. (While trying not to wake the sleeping tennis elbow.)
Have a great Monday!


  1. that came out great! it looks like it fits you wonderfully!

  2. I think Poppy looks wonderful! And don’t worry, there’s a good chance there will still be cool days to wear it. (Sorry to say…)

  3. I think it’s just perfect! They’re will be plenty of cold, blustery days to wear it ahead. I haven’t seen to many FOs with Noro in a while but it’s my all-time favorite and I’m happy to see that yours turned out so well!

  4. I’m with sis. It’s fine. It’s more than fine. It’s beyond lovely.

    See, it even prompted me to post here for the first time. 😛

    Oh and I need you to go to this website and tell me things you’d like so I can put them in with your other goodies. I was going to just pick some, but I’d rather you have scents/things you’d like. And don’t worry, they cost me next to nothing with my ‘twin’ discount. *g*



  5. Wow, that really looks comfy. The colours look different in the natural light – very nice. And I think the amount of striping is just right. The fit is really flattering – looks great on you. I may have to put this pattern on my list for future consideration…

  6. Your sister is right. I looks wonderful!

  7. It’s a beautiful sweater, Glenna! I love the colours, the fit and I think the stripes are fine as they are (in fact, I can always take it off your hands…!). Stop fretting!

  8. Glenna, I think it’s a fabulous sweater and it looks VERY GOOD on you! No kidding, I was looking at the photo before I read any of your….questions…I’ve got to tell you, Poppy truly happens to be a lovely sweater!

  9. I think it is beautiful. The sleeves are a tad long for my taste, but I know that is the way folks wear them. I love the color and I can’t wait to start my Poppy, that is also the reason that I bought the book. Bravo!

  10. Lady O · ·

    ohhh!! It looks lovely!! It is not too big. (M is right!)

    And three cheers for buying a book for one pattern and actually getting something else out of it too!!

  11. Hurrah! It is of course lovely, don’t fret with the should haves – that length is just right for you and it looks really cosy.

    Can’t wait to see your endpaper mitts, I love the different colour combos people choose.

  12. I love it! I’m going with your sister on this one.

  13. I came over here from Shobhana’s blog, and wanted to say that your Poppy is *gorgeous*.

    Additionally, you have fabulous hair. Rock those curls!

  14. i love you

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