Monday, February 19, 2007

Take Two...
So, here's an attempt at making my own 3-hour sweater. The color is not nearly as bright as it is in the picture. It's more of a dark teal. I knit this while watching "The Departed" with the boy this afternoon. I decided to knit it in the round because seaming sucks and I hate to have to do it unnecessarily. I contemplated making the version either sleeveless or long-sleeved. I know-- those choices do not sound like they make sense, but I'm not too fond of short sleeved sweaters. At least if it's sleeveless I can comfortably wear a jacket over it or a blouse under it. With long-sleeves, I'll be warm....

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

It's a done deal!
So, here it is. I just need to add the little pearl button to the top to form the key-hole and the single crochet edge around the neckline. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to crochet the edge. Can anyone help me with that? Guess I'll have to learn before I send it off to the giftee. For my first sweater, I'm quite pleased. It's extremely itchy because it has a strand of mohair which I cannot tolerate, but I know my friend isn't as skin-sensitive as I am. Hopefully she'll think it's fabulous and not itchy!

Update 2/11/07: Added the crochet edge and the cute pearl button. It'll be off to Chicago tomorrow!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

WTF is taking me....
So, this is what I've got so far. I thought that I would be finished by last week but life/procrastination keeps getting in my damn way! Ahhhh.... One more sleeve to knit then I get to sew it together and learn how to add a crochet edge to the neck opening. I have no idea how to add crochet to my knitting but I guess I'm going to have to learn. I don't really have to have this project done for another month-- the recipient's birthday isn't until March, but I have other projects in the wings and a WIP that I should have finished ages ago. Hopefully I'll get a lot done on Saturday when I'll have the entire day to myself. I can't wait to finally say, "I've completed my first sweater!" Even though it's not for me I'm going to totally HAVE to try it on....she'll understand! I don't generally wear/use the gifts that I make people before I give them away but in this instance I think that I'm required to-- since it's my first sweater and all!