Monday, February 16, 2009

Sweater in Progress

My first sweater!

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I've never knit a sweater before, so this is my first go- is there a good way to take a picture of a sweater-in-progress? Because this picture just looks kind of sad.

The pattern is the Tree Jacket by Zephyr Style, I'm using Cascade 220 Heathers... not sure of the colorway number off the top of my head, but that's a decent replication (at least on my monitor). It will look less pathetic when it has sleeves. Of course... the sleeves are the last part, so when it has sleeves, it will be done! yay! And then it will be 100 degrees outside and I won't be able to wear it but, I'll know if my heart that I have knit a sweater.

Ranger Man's mom bought me the yarn for my birthday, so she can't be all that bad. Even if she wouldn't stop talking about Ranger Man's ex, who went to Wellesley, and is just so smart... Oh, what a fun Christmas I had! At least a pretty sweater will come out of it.

I'm off to spend the rest of the day working on resumes/cover letters, reading and maybe taking a nap. Webster's trying really hard to convince me that a nap is in order, and I'm having a really hard time convincing him that it would be better to read about the impact of race on US imperialism in the Philippines.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

The sweater looks great so far!

loquita said...

I am waaaaaay too intimidated to ever try to create a piece of clothing - so kudos to you!