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Monday, September 24, 2007

5 Years Later....

and it's finally done! Yee Haw!


Pattern: Rambling Rows Sweater by Cottage Creations. This is a very fun & quick knit. Now that I've done the seaming & see that the seaming wasn't as scary as I thought it'd be, I think I'd knit this again. However - I'd choose a different yarn...

Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted Weight 85% wool, 15% mohair. Yes - not a very baby/new-mom friendly yarn. I attribute my choice of yarn to the fact I knit this when I was just seriously getting back into knitting & I didn't know much about the different types of yarn. So... I'll write a little apology note for my sister warning her not to throw it in the washing machine. I suppose this could always turn out to be a baby doll sweater if it accidentally lands in the wash.

Needles: US 7 for body, US 6 for Garter Stitch Bands

Modifications: I added the Garter Stitch border at the bottom. The sweater looked like it needed something to make it look more polished. The additional band seemed to do the trick!

Recipient: Well... I have a confession. The original recipient was my niece, Alexa, who will be 5 YEARS old this December. The only thing that held be back was seaming up the sides & sleeves. Geez... So... Lucky for me, I have a new niece, Sydney, who was born at the beginning of September. Wasn't my sister kind to have a little girl so I could have an excuse to finish this sweater? :0)

Gosh it feels so good to actually finish something that isn't a pair of socks! Speaking of socks - the crazy, mismatched, but are really from the same skein of yarn, are calling me... Will post about them soon.

Till then... Happy Punctuation Day! (Seriously, I'm not making that up!)

1 comment:

tiennieknits said...

Way to stick with it! It's very cute!