Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Well, It's done...


..maybe not done very well, but really it's my first sweater. I tend to not do big projects due to gnat like attention span.
I learned that I need to leave a lot more yarn for a tail when I cast on (like the knot in the sleeve) and have desided to take a Finishing Course at this years Knitters Frolic. Tho rule one seems to be if you seam during a new episode of Bones you'll be seaming it twice. Mainly because one piece will be reversed.
It's comfy warm and wearable, tho not really so much in public. Apparently 14" of ease looks way better on paper and that model on the page. I have to say I really like the sleeves, they fit great I tapered them in at the elbow and flared it back out at the wrist. And the colour work came out pretty good too.
My grandma made sweaters for 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 6 grandkids. She told me that she had to lie and say she made her first sweater for her yougest sister because she couldn't get
it on. She didn't double the measurements in the book, she thought the measurement on the diagram was for the whole way around. Of course this didn't affect the length. So it turned into a sort of pinafore dress. Apparently great-auntie wasn't overly impressed, especially as great-gramma made her wear it. At least I can wear mine myself.

3 comments:

Holly said...

Congrats!

It looks really nice and I hope you enjoy wearing it. And yes, 14" is a lot of ease...

=Holly

denise said...

Congratulations! The colorwork is really beautiful.

Michelle said...

Oh I love it!!!