Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I finally knitted a sweater!

The Facing Lilies stole came off the needles this past Saturday and sat in a crumpled heap until Sunday afternoon when I took the time to soak and block it.

I just couldn't face up to the blocking wires, but this one was easy enough to just pin out each point of the edging.

With the time change and massive amount of leaf raking, I haven't had available daylight time to give it a proper photo shoot. And it most certainly deserves a good FO shot.

This yarn is a DREAM and I'm really pleased with the final outcome.

In the meantime, I decided to knit a sweater. [Yes, I know I don't knit sweaters.] But this one was a top-down and really didn't take that long.

I used some more of that Moda-Dea Sassy Stripes acrylic that Kay bought me a good while back. I'm really bummed that it is discontinued as it is just perfect for these miniature creations.

Do you have folks on your Christmas knitting list that would like a hand-knit sweater? Well, here's the free pattern. Whip them up one!

Pattern is by Cheryl Niamath, the same talented person who did the Fetching Fingerless Gloves; another fabulous free pattern as well as Dashing, that is slightly longer and suitable for guys, too.

I'm so happy that I finally knitted a sweater.


Mary said...

Congratulations on your first sweater! LOL But haven't you knit a few baby sweaters? Those count!

minipurl said...

I am very, very proud of you.