This item sold on August 14, 2011.
For everyone wondering about the matching HAT: I had to take the listing off temporarily, just for my own sanity. The answer is YES, I will still offer it, but not for a few weeks, at least until I can catch up to my orders. Thanks.
Okay. This is crazy enough. I'd like to thank everyone for their compliments and admiration of this sweater. HOWEVER, I never meant for knitting to be my job, it is just my hobby. I already have a career that I love. Therefore, after this listing sells or expires, whichever comes first, I will no longer offer this item. It just takes up too much time and energy - I never meant to, and do not want to make knitting into a business. I knit to have fun and to relax, and need to keep it that way. This last and final sweater I offer in this listing can be started in January.
Thank you for your understanding.****
This is the droid you're looking for!
I offer in this listing a knitted R2D2 raglan-style sweater, handmade by myself, custom made to order as per your measurements. The perfect-fitting sweater is so hard to find, and as a super Star Wars geek myself, this is uber-fantastic! This sweater is for men OR women. It is fitted because it is naturally stretchy, and has a raw rolled edge collar for a more urban look.
It is made from 100% smooth merino wool, which means, this is not your typical itchy grandma's sweater! (if you would like it to be made out of something else, please message me first. Change in material may change cost).
How your order works:
1) determine what size you are. Choose a sweater that ALREADY fits you from your OWN closet. Lay it as flat as possible. Measure horizontally, straight across from armpit to armpit. If this measurement is MORE than 20 inches across, then the cost is $50 more than the listing (sorry... bigger sweater means more yarn, and more time to make!). Model is wearing a sweater 17 inches across when laid flat, and is typically a Medium in most clothing stores.
2) if you're sure you want it, click on buy. AFTER I receive your payment, I will send you instructions as to which measurements I need. Then I will start drawing and charting the schematics of your sweater (takes approximately 4-5 days) and spend the next few weeks knitting it.
3) I will send you weekly updates as to the progress of your sweater if you'd like. I'll send it to you as soon as I finish it!
4) You will get it in the mail, eagerly tear the package open, wear it, and all your friends will be jealous.
THE FINE PRINT:
****Please allow 4-6 weeks for me to make your sweater... it takes about 60-70 hours worth of labour to make this thing. Thank you for your understanding.*****
Colors of your sweater may vary slightly from the photo due to different dye lots in the yarn used, but the colors within the sweater will be consistent and from the same dye lot. The colors I order are: natural (not white!), light grey, navy, and black.
Care Instructions: Hand wash in cold water. Squeeze out excess water (DO NOT WRING!). Lay flat to dry.