Monday, January 15, 2007

My First Sweater
I bought myself a brand-new digital camera for myself for Christmas! I'm so excited....I can finally post decent pictures of my projects! Yay for detailed illustrations.

So, my newest knitting project is the infamous 1930s Vogue 3-Hour Sweater. It took me about a couple of hours to knit about half the back....this project is definately not going to be completed in the said 3 hours! Though, to be fair, I'm NOT using the recommended US 15s for the body of the sweater, which would have probably shaved a bit of time off for sure. I'm using US 11s based on the recommendations of a bunch of ladies from I also swapped out the US 8s for US 9s for the ribbed waistband.

The fabric is knitting up quickly and isn't as dense as it may look in the photograph. If I had followed the pattern and used US 15s, I think, that the body of the sweater would be turning out rather holey-- kind of defeating the point of a sweater ;-) Then again, aren't the short cap sleeves doing the same!?

Anyways, I still have a lot of work on the project to do. I'm using some lovely lavendar mohair that I bought ages ago at a thrift store held together with a strand of a light worsted-weight soft lavendar acrylic yarn from my stash (Caron Simply Soft in Grape). I'll post picutres of the finished piece. Hopefully that will be within the week. This is my first adult sweater. So far so good. Wish me luck!

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