Knit for Victory


I missed the deadline by a month and a half (whoops), but I finally finished my Knit for Victory project. For the knit-along, I made the 1940 Elinor jumper (free on Ravelry). I really liked the pattern, but did have some initial issues with gauge and fit. As a result, there was a lot of ripping out and teeth gnashing. To be frank, I've knit too many garments over the years that I didn't really love because of sizing problems. So with this sweater, I made it my goal to frog as necessary and put in the extra effort so that I'd have a garment that I'd wear again and again. And while it did take longer than I'd hoped for, I've got a sweater that I now honestly adore and will wear until it falls apart.

And sorry about the jeans in the photograph, but it was brutally cold the day I snapped this. I did manage a victory roll, however, so that's got to count for something, right?