Saturday, March 1, 2014


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 for the wonderful FREE Miette pattern she shares.
Secondly, Gail and her Miette knit along from 2 years ago at
Lastly, I must thank my husband, for his patience and support.  And never-ending reminders of which row / stitch / count I was on.

Button auditioning....

more button auditioning...

Post blocking and button addition

I love it!

Below it had not been blocked yet, nor did it have buttons, I LOVE it.  My FIRST sweater.
Really shows the difference blocking makes.  Just really adds a finished look and feel.  The stitches are much more uniform, set and gorgeous after blocking.

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!


  1. Congratulations! It looks fabulous, and what a lovely color. The thing I like about knitting is that you're simultaneously creating the fabric AND the garment. No wonder it's slower (and sometimes more complicated) than sewing!

  2. Congratulations!!! It's gorgeous!

    And, apropos...I am furiously knitting right finish my first sweater :)

  3. It looks AMAZING! Congratulations! You are right to be so excited!! And happy birthday!!!