#fancykelbournestudiokal winners!

My Lucinda sweater is complete, and I love it!

What I don't love, though, is the stifling heat and humidity we're having this week. Instead of sweating through a forced photoshoot, I'm going to cross my fingers that it cools off a little this weekend and I can get some decent modeled shots. In the mean time, though, let's celebrate some WINNERS!

It was a tough decision - Jaime, Jen, and I went back and forth a bunch - there were so many amazing shots to admire and choose from, especially in the "Vacation" category. You guys really know how to knit and relax! 

BEST VACATION PIC:

Megan Macdonald from Saltariarts, with her lovely beach knitting photo. We really liked the combination of cool, neutral colors and determined beach knitting!

BEST MODIFICATION:

You all know I love a good mod, so it makes sense that I was all-over this category and am delighted with Ericka of ebbandsew's stripey goodness. Ericka really made the sweater her own with her variety of modifications: she worked stripes (complete with perfectly matched sleeves), worked it in pieces and seamed, reduced the neck width by 5 stitches on each side, opted to have the knit side of the fabric as the right side (instead of the reverse st st as written) and finished the collar with ribbing. I love how the sweater is uniquely Ericka's, but still maintains the feel of the Lucinda. 

I kept my mods on Lucinda pretty straightforward - I made it seamed instead of seamless, and took out the v-neck in the back. I'll share more on my finished sweater in its own post, though!

BEST F.O. SHOT

This category was a really tough call. I was overwhelmed with how many people created such gorgeous sweaters over the last 6 weeks, but in the end, Denise Dawson of denny_dawesome won for her Lucinda in Summersweet. As a bonus, this was Denise's first sweater, so I am so proud of her that she created such a lovely, flattering, and successful end result!

If you would like to check out all of the awesome KAL posts, you can search via the hashtag #fancykelbournestudiokal on Instagram. Thanks again to everyone who participated! - KGO