Tuesday, March 14, 2006

FINALLY!

Finally, I can update. I was gone for the entire weekend with a bunch of knitters and spinners. We had a blast! A whole weekend just for me. I could knit as much as I wanted! YAY!

I tried to update before I left, but Blogger was down. Finally, it let me create a post and then proceeded to eat it. Anyhoo......

The sweater is done!



I really like it! It's very warm and bulky. The pattern was easy and it's a very fast knit! I still have to block it, but if it gets cold enough, I will wear it soon. However, I may take out the hem, I'm not completely happy with it.



Progress on the STR socks. They're turning out nice. Now to figure out that afterthought heel.....
Here's a close picture of the stitch pattern and the yarn:



Tomorrow I'll show you the scarf/shawl I made at the knitting retreat. (and the sock, and the other sock I started, etc.) I even tried spinning, (very large emphasis on tried), but.............I suck! sigh....

3 comments:

Amber Lee said...

I love the sweater, think you picked great colors. Thanks again for your help on clarifying the pattern. I just started spinning last week and thought I could never get it, but finally someone showed me some trick with my thumbs and I've sorta got (well I mean I can spin with out it breaking or twisting up all crazy)!

Karen said...

The sweater and the sock both look great! I'll be curious to hear how you like an afterthought heel. I haven't tried one yet. Is that garter rib on the sock? I am using that same stitch right now on a new pair I just started.

trek said...

What's the colorway?