Friday, November 11, 2011

FO Friday: The. Sweater. Is. Done.

IT'S FINALLY DONE!

I thought about writing the above in the largest-possible font, but thought better of it.  See, I can exercise self-restraint!  Maybe not when it comes to yarn and starting projects.....but at least it exists somewhere deep within me, right?

So yes - the sweater, it is done.  I started it in February, then re-started it April....it's been a slow-burner, that's for sure.  That's not the half of it, though - I've been with Tyler for 11 years, and while I've knit him several pairs of socks, hats, and knitted critters, this is his first-ever hand-knit sweater.  Built to his specifications using the Knitting Pure & Simple Pattern for a V-Neck Pullover (slightly modified) and my favorite go-to superwash yarn, Berroco Vintage, I think it's safe to say that this is going to be his new favorite.  It fits him perfectly and is nice and warm.  It's pretty difficult to photograph a coal-black stockinette-stitch sweater, but I think you get the idea!

Now that the sweater is done, it's time to focus on holiday gift knitting.  For real!  I've devised a system wherein my DVD/couch projects are only allowed to be holiday gifts.  I have my grandpa's socks in my purse for any random knitting-on-the-go that might arise.  And the cowl I started for myself?  That's my kitchen and bedtime project.  Oh yes, the system WILL work.  And when I have conquered the remaining holiday gift knits, there WILL be a sweater on the needles for ME!

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! You are so talented!

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  2. Looks great, congrats on finishing it!

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  3. Thanks, guys! I still can't believe it's done!

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