Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I started knitting a sweater on Sunday afternoon, two days ago. Kimberley, from A Collector's Item, by Jade Starmore. Really, a pretty sweater, but lots of stockinette...so I broke out the knitting machine.
Last night I cast off the second sleeve. The fronts, the back, and the other sleeve were done on Sunday. I started hand-knitting the edgings last night and am halfway done this morning. I have to knit the inserts, block everything, sew it together, and knit the collar and it's done.
I'm in shock that I got through the bulk of a sweater that quickly, and it's one that I've been wanting to make for quite some time! I'm getting very excited about this! And the coolest part? I only had to knit each piece once, with the exception of the back, which took an extra half-try to get the shaping right at the hem edge.
I'd give you a picture, but it would be just a blob of black.
Yes, I'm getting into sweaters my mother can't/won't steal. She doesn't wear red or black, so this one and the last one are both safe from her. Now if I could just get her to give up the black, white, and tan one she has that has sleeves too long for her...maybe I'd call it even on a handknit.
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