From this sketch of an idea before starting to knit…
To the final version in reality!
Husband took these photos on a blustery day at the top of our neighborhood, in front of Mr. Whicker’s farm.
Being silly ’cause I love my new sweater very much!
Here are some up close photos in not so good lighting.
As the sweater evolved, I felt it needed a band at the bottom to lengthen it. Seed Stitch at the bottom kept the edge from rolling AND seemed the perfect stitch for a flower sweater.
I LOVED doing the embroidered lettering!
The stems and leaves made ME laugh!
I had to keep trying on the sweater to see how it draped and thus how the stems should flow.
And of course, I had to take Brown Sweater’s photo on Genevieve, the name of my dress form. I’ve had my dress form a bit longer than illustrated Genevieve has been with me. I must like that name, a little bit.
**Do you see how I “wrote” Emerson as the stem of the last flower?
That little flower is also the period at the end of the quote,
“The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
This will be the perfect thing to wear to the Art Show at my school this Thursday.
It’s going to be a grand evening!