I am just sitting here looking at it and squealing with happiness. I am squealing because I love it and because the thing is finally done.
Oh I have knit sweaters before. Sweaters for little people
And my knitsibs would tell you that I am not one to shy away from more complicated things. I knit socks and they aren’t always the most intuitive things to knit. But the thought of knitting a sweater just sent my heart into palpitations. Especially a sweater that had multiple pieces that needed to be seamed together along with things like button bands and neck icord and…….
I am sweating.
But I really don’t like to think that there is something that I want to do that I can’t. It makes me want to figure out how to do it.
But that doesn’t apply to skydiving. I don’t know how to do that and I don’t care to learn.
But I digress (that was for you Jess)
I started “the sweater” a year ago, casting on during the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics. I was supposed to finish it by the time that the Olympics were done two weeks later…
Sometimes I have an overinflated sense of my own abilities, especially considering I hadn’t even knit an adult size sweater before. And I have to say that I frogged the thing back TWICE before I seemed to catch the sweater knitting mojo. And then over the summer the mojo died. It went on vacation. The sweater languished like an aging southern belle.
I would knit a bit on it but I just wasn’t inspired. I had other things to knit…socks…..scarves…hats….mittens…..more socks. It is amazing what you can find to work on when you are trying to ignore the languishing sweater that wants to be finished.
I can procrastinate with the best of them.
I would go to my knitting meetings and someone, usually Erica, would ask how the sweater was going.
Oh, you know, I am, ummmm, working on it a bit here and a bit there.
And I might have continued on that way but the afore mentioned Erica said that she figured that she was going to finish her “Blanket as big as the sun” before I would ever finish that sweater.
I. DON’T. THINK. SO. Thankyouverymuch.
Not that I am competitive or anything. Cuz, you know, I am not. REALLY!
And just like that the sweater mojo came flooding back. And I sat down and knit like the wind. And washed. And blocked. And seamed. And sewed……
And here she is….
I have a feeling that this whole sweater knitting thing is going to consume me. I am already looking for just the right pattern to use with the Alpaca yarn that I brought back from Peru last year. I am thinking that I need to do some cables. I love cables.
And I love my yummy new sweater.