When I took this photo yesterday morning, I still had a few ends to weave in – and if you look closely you’ll see there was a little inch-long hole on the seam near the neckline. But now the oatmeal sweater is DONE, and I even wore it out last night for a writing get-together with a friend. Of course, I also spilled hot chocolate on it, and there was a smelly guy at the next table and even though we eventually moved to a new table, the sweater still picked up a little of the stench (he was a really smelly guy). It was a little like a Seinfeld episode, to be honest. But when you’ve just turned 40, pretty much everything that happens starts to look like a metaphor for turning 40, and this sweater is no exception. (And P.S. – It’s warm and soft and lightweight and fits perfectly. And yes, there are hot chocolate stains on it, but if anyone asks, I’ll tell them it’s the blood of my enemies.)
Among many other books, I’m reading Shobha Rao’s collection of linked stories, An Unrestored Woman, and it’s good so far – though I’m on such a history kick that sometimes I forget to return to it. Including it in this photo was my way of giving myself a reminder.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.
Your sweater is BEAUTIFUL and of course hot chocolate would be spilled on it the first time you wore it! Hopefully hot chocolate stains and smells with a life of their own can be washed out easily 🙂
Thank you so much! Yes, the chocolate stains will be fine. I got them most of the way out with just a wet cloth and am using some gentle detergent too. 🙂
It’s perfect!! Gorgeous color, texture and the shape! Even hot chocolate spots cannot spoil it 🙂
Oh I love the sweater! It is so pretty and looks nice and lightweight as well. I’m sorry you were seated next to a smelly man at dinner…it does sound like something straight out of Seinfeld 🙂
Oh my gosh – the guy smelled THAT bad? I would have moved too! Sweater looks great. I bet it felt awesome to get to wear it.
I promise you that he really did smell that bad. He was one for the record books. It did feel great to wear the sweater, and thanks!
I like your response, I may have to use that line myself. Lovely sweater.
Love, love, love your sweater! It looks so comfy! 🙂
Thanks — it is!
Woo! It looks great! Congratulations!