Tuesday, August 31, 2004

A very blue fuzzy sweater!

How very exciting! The big news is that I actually finished up a sweater that had been blocked and was sitting in my knitting bag for about a month. I couldn't figure out why knitters hated to stitch up their knitted projects. I don't think that, for me, it is about hating to stitch up the project, but more about loving to knit. I would far rather have the two wooden needles in my hands than an embroidery needle.

Behold, the blue and fuzzy sweater:

Blue Sweater

This is the first shaped item that I have knitted that has actually come out looking like it was supposed to! The pattern is from Knitting for the First Time. I thought this was a great book when I first started knitting again, but I'm not so sure that the finished projects really work like they should. Do you see the sleeves? Aren't they strangely shaped? And I followed the project to a letter--It just didn't seem to work as well as I hoped for. But, I did remember how to do decreases and increases with this pattern, so all is not lost.

This was, however, a great beginners project. I used Lion's Brand Homespun, which is sort of fuzzy. It is very forgiving and hides mistakes, so the stitches look decent. Plus it is cuddly warm and machine washable, perfect for my daughter who creates washing/stain removing works of art each day!

Next time I post I will show a few more early knitting projects and talk (write) about when I learned to knit (think 4-H and lots of acrylic).

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