10 June, 2007

I can finally tell you!

My secret is out!

I made a sweater this Spring. My first hand knit sweater. The whole shebang: body, sleeves, little crew neck, everything, all in a wool blend in chocolate brown. I worked on it for a really long time and it was so exciting, but I couldn't blog about it because it was supposed to be a suprise, and it the recipient happened to read my blog, the cat would have been out of the proverbial bag.

So here it is! First at three measily (sp?) inches:


Now with the body done:


And the finished product:


Check out my Flickr page for more pictures. I'm so glad I can show it off. I used Lion's Pride Wool-Ease (pretty darn cheap at $5 a skein) in a bulky weight, just in case I hated making it I wouldn't be out lots and lots of money. First sweaters can be made out of cheap wool, I think. But you know, I'm glad it came out well, because I love the color and the squishy softness, and that it's machine washable and dryable. It was really satisfying to make and show off to the knitting ladies at The Knitting Studio in Montpelier, who talked me through the rough spots.

Yay for sweaters! I've officially started my second one, for myself and in a more pricey, classy wool. I think I blogged about it already, but camp is eating my brain and I can't remember.

3 comments:

Karen said...

Hey there! I am very impressed. Do you have anything on TV or stereo while you work the sweater magic?

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

measly |ˈmēzlē| adjective ( measlier, measliest) informal contemptibly small or few : three measly votes. ORIGIN late 16th cent.(describing a pig or pork infected with measles): from measles + -y 1 . The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.

-Chilly

clairebearkiss said...

that sweater is awesome to the max. i would happily commission one after you're done with yours

I'm on Flickr a lot.

Jessica K.. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr