Friday, January 23, 2009

I Did It!

I finally knitted a sweater, and keeping with my resolutions for 2009, it's for me.

Me blending in quite well with the white walls

It's the February Lady Sweater made from good-ole Cascade 220. I wish I would have made the next size smaller as it's a bit floppy in the arms. I decided to error on the side of caution and sized up to fit well in the chest area. Only modification I made was to work button holes every 2 inches to give me a total of 4 and not 3 buttons. I loathe gaping button bands. Started my sweater on December 26th and finished it on January 17th. I loved the lace pattern and the seamless construction. Going to have to find more seamless sweater patterns in my size :)

7 comments:

Corrina said...

I love it! I *really* need to finish mine!

roro said...

Stunning! I never wanted to knit myself a sweater before but I may have to rethink my sweater-free lifestyle. The colour - also fantastic. Huzzah!

purlewe said...
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purlewe said...

hurrah!!! congrats! looks good on you!

PS thanks for getting zoe all mixed up in knitting too :)

lkmanitou said...

Thanks for all the great comments. :) I really enjoyed doing my first sweater project.

Corrina - Wow, great to hear from you! I've heard that some parts of Florida have had sweater weather lately, too!

Roro - Seamless sweaters finally did it for me. The idea of doing all that knitting then putting it together with my suck-tastic sewing skills put me off sweater knitting.

Purlewe - Thanks :) Zoe and BP wanted to learn, and I'm always more than willing to bring new folks into the fiber flock!

Jacqueline said...

Wow! Looks good! I'm impressed!

Nicole said...

Wow...it's gorgeous...and the color is perfect on you!
I can't wait for Clara to get a little bit more independent so I can put my mind into something more involved than what I've been doing lately. Awesome sweater!