A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

January 3, 2004

Done, Done and Done

It's official. I have just completed my first ever sweater. It fits and everything.
After muscling my way past problem spots, seaming, weaving and grafting all the little bits together I ended up with a really cool sweater.

Looking Pretty Darn Sleepy

I hope the seaming police don't come sniffing around here because what I did to close up the underarm gaps is highly suspect. Not to mention the neckline. Ah well. It is done and to me that's the most important part.

I should take this giddy feeling and apply it to my Debbie Bliss Purse. It may be a serious candidate for Alison's Rip-Along but I should complete it and check it out to be sure. I think I might knit a flower to pin on it to jazz it up a bit. Boy, does it ever need jazzing.

I've also started a very plain and simple pair of gloves (another first). I'm using the pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. I've done about one inch of ribbing so far.

I'm toying with making Kyoto from Knitty. I really want to make one of the three felted bags on my list on the right of "Stuff I'm Itching to Make" but that would require a yarn purchase and I'm pretty strapped right now. I have some Cotton Classic lying around that I have no plans for so I think it's going to Kyoto. I did place an order the other night for some wool to make the Go-Everywhere, Go-With-Everything Cardigan from Stitch 'N Bitch. I've been dying to make it since I got the book a few months ago but was scared I'd screw it up. Now that I've completed Rosedale I feel much more confident.