Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Sweater

This is a sweater
Belonging to a boy,
And the boy is a genuine hunk of burning love
And it is not just some hand-me-down from a father or a brother.
-Maryn Cadel
The Sweater

The sweater is finally finished. I still have to block it, but the knitting is done. I finished it just in time for the 90 degree weather we are having this week. My timing is amazing. Italian loves it though and so do his parents. The Godfather (Italian's dad) was especially amazed. I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of the sweater. It doesn't look homemade at all.

As promised, here is a picture of the Pea Pod sweater. I will be shipped out this week, as soon as I add the buttons.

Now that the anniversary sweater is an FO, and the Pea Pod is complete, I can focus on the International Scarf Exchange. My Scarf Pal likes blue, so I picked out this yarn:

I hope she enjoys the scarf when it reaches her.

Other than working on Italian's sweater, I didn't really do much except make some yarn.

My first ball of handspun, so slubby it's cute.

Anniversary Sweater
Pattern: River Forest Gansey from Handknit Holidays
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk
Started: February 2006
Modifications: None. If I were to make this sweater again, I would not use the Alpaca silk. It is heavy and will stretch with wear. I'd pick a yarn that is more wool.

Pea Pod
Pattern: Pea Pod from Interweave Knits
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in green
Started: September 15, 2006
Modifications: None.


olympiablue said...

Gorgeous! Both FOs are magnificent! I musn't show my husband that sweater!

irishmama said...

Love both sweaters, they turned out really nice.

foxycpa said...

Awesome!! I'm so proud of you! I'm sure Italian loves it!

Also want you to know, your goddaughter can now fit into her sweater and will be wearing this year. Will post a pic on foxycpa when this weather cools down.

Trish said...

The yarn is cute. The urge to learn to spin keeps getting stronger - I'm afraid I won't be able to hold out much longer.

And the sweaters look great!

insaknitty said...

yay! both sweaters look fantastic. :D and your yarn looks great too - I have really got to get into this spinning thing... heehee.