The sweater sewed up really quickly and easily. It is incredibly comfortable, yet looks stylish, thanks to the neckline shape. I didn't do any modifications at all, and while I am happy with it, next time I will lengthen the hem slightly. Also, I'll try a slightly thinner fabric. My sweatshirt fabric is very thick, and as a result a bit stiff. It looks fine, but I think a bit more drape would look even better.
Shortly after I made Toaster sweater Josh and I were heading to Rotterdam for a long weekend. It was early February and still cold, so I packed the Toaster. And it did a great job keeping me toasty.
So overall, I am a fan. So much so that I made one for my friend as a birthday present recently.
The February Sew My Style item was a disaster for me, but that's a story for another time.
And regarding Rotterdam, it is a lovely city. The reason we chose to go was to see a photo exhibition at the Kunsthal. We knew very little about the city before going, except that is has the largest port in Europe. I had been told by a colleague who'd been that it's quite ugly.
But actually, I didn't find it ugly at all! I loved the architecture! And the mix of old Dutch houses and new, funky buildings.
Of course, it's nowhere near as beautiful as Amsterdam, but it has its own charm.
I wouldn't necessarily go again, as I have an endless list of other places I'd like to see, but I enjoyed our trip here very much.
Photo credit: first 3 photos are by Josh.