Sunday, October 26, 2008

Starting and Finishing

Well, after putting Addie's Tulip Sweater away for a few weeks, I decided to finish it.  I had to put it away because I had never done attached i-cord and the pattern really stumped me.  Of course, I was trying it at night when I don't think as clearly.  So after a few weeks of sitting in the basket, I decided it was too cute to not finish so I pulled it out, typed in "attached i-cord" on YouTube and figured out how to do it.  It's amazing what you can learn on YouTube.  So as you can see from the picture I have one more sleeve to do and the final i-cord around the neck and it's done.  I made it a bit bigger so that Addie can wear it in the spring.  It's turning out really cute. 

As for the starting part...well, I bought this beautiful Cascade chunky tweed in a beautiful light gray with flecks of black in it.  I am making Meagan a shrug for Christmas.  (Meagan, if you are reading this, sorry you know about one of your gifts).  I am going to make one for Jen and Diana as well.  They go pretty quickly once you get going.   I only have about 25% of it done but that's because I was working on the Tulip Sweater.

All good knitters know that you always have many different projects going at once.  That's what keeps it fun - switching off.  You start something, you finish something, you put a project in hibernation, you never complete something because you don't like the way it looks, you buy yarn for that special sweater that you haven't started yet, you buy yarn for a cute pair of socks, you get the bug to start a shawl and then forget about it, and on and on and on!  I love knitting!!!! 

1 comment:

Mandy Rose said...

Oh my! That is sooo cute! Addie is so lucky to have such a talented gma! She will be the most fashionable little girl in Chicago!