Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, May 8, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport (gray and green)
Reynolds Saucy Sport (purple)
Needle: US 5
Start: January 21, 2009
Finish: March 19, 2009
Its finally finished! This seemed to really drag on there at the end... I just wanted to be done. But I finished it up last week and I love how it looks and how it fits. The yarn is so soft and comfortable, and its not too warm to wear at my scorching-hot office. I really liked the top-down approach and the calculator/pattern I used came out perfectly. I definatley will be making more sweaters using this method. My only problem is that I got so antsy there at the end I basically made everything too short and then I had to pick out the bind of edge and make both the body and the first sleeve longer. This should have been entirely avoidable because it is knit from the top and I could have tried it on to make sure it fit, but I was impatient and I went ahead and bound off without trying it on... and it was too short. Originally I was going to leave the bottom edge with no ribbing so that it would curl, but I didn't really like how that looked so I decided to do the narrow band of ribbing instead.
Monday, March 16, 2009
So, I wrote out a pattern for these, and it should be better than the last one, although it was difficult to write with the thrumming, I think that it is pretty clear. If you're interested let me know. They were very quick to knit up, it took me a month because I took a few long haituses. I'm very happy with them and they are keeping my toes warm as I write!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
- Twelve sweaters finished in 2009 - it doesn't matter when they were started
- Any adult garment is considered a sweater - this inculdes tank tops, vests, and traditional sweaters
- All garments must be finished and wearable by December 31, 2009
In 2007, I completed 6 adult garments: 3 tank tops, 1 shrug, and 2 sweaters... ...so I will have to double my efforts in 2009. However, I already have 3 sweaters and a vest on the needles. I am hoping to have my first sweater of the year finished this week - I just have one sleeve left to do. And I have yarn and plans for 3 other tops: a vest, a tank top, and a cardigan. So, if (when) I finish those, I will have 7 projects completed and I will have almost cleaned out my yarn stash, which has been a goal for over a year now! The only problem I forsee is that I have other projects I also want to work on - I know I won't be able to work on sweaters exclusively... my attention just won't last.