Knitting my first sweater... ever... has taught me something about myself. I love to knit. I love to create. And...I am OBSESSIVE. I knew I was slightly obsessive when I was sewing, but sewing a project doesn't take a month, so it is less obvious. I knitted at lunch time at work. I knitted when I got home from work. I knitted after dinner. My husband became used to me announcing what row/stitch/count I was on, anytime he wanted to speak to me while I was knitting. When we were done conversing, he would remind me what row/stitch/count I had announced when the conversation started and I would resume knitting without issue. If I have ridiculous grins in these photos, please understand. I just knitted MY FIRST SWEATER.
First I have to thank Andi Sutterlund at http://untangling-knots.com/patterns/miette/ for the wonderful FREE Miette pattern she shares.
Secondly, Gail and her Miette knit along from 2 years ago at http://gksagenda.blogspot.com/p/miette-knitalong.html
Lastly, I must thank my husband, for his patience and support. And never-ending reminders of which row / stitch / count I was on.
Here is it. It has not been blocked yet, nor does it have buttons, but I LOVE it. My FIRST sweater.
After watching umpteen You Tube videos on blocking wool sweaters, I went with steam blocking. Here she is, La Prune Miette, or plum little crumb, in all her glory. Steamed, pinned and waiting to dry.
I did the key hole button holes from Stitch a Day. Love that site.
Here is my steaming partner. I bought this steamer off of Woot last year, and this is the first time I have used it!
I am sew excited for it to dry! My birthday is this week and I want to wear it on my birthday!
I started this on 2/8 and knitted my last stitch last night, 2/28. I have not sewn a stitch since I began! I can't wait to make an easy make!
Stay Happy, Keep Sewing (knitting)
and if you can't sew
Enjoy doing what you can do!