First Sweaters, Revisted.
I forget how long it took me to make. I want to say maybe 2 months. I was a sllloooow knitter back then. The pattern was free, off the rack at Michaels Craft Store. It's huge on me. I had no idea what size I'd be. I had no experience with gauge. All I knew was that I wanted to make a sweater and I was going to do it.
And I did. It's the perfect bumming, comforting for the soul sweater.
My next sweater was Rogue.
It was my first major cable project and my first project in the round. Sure I had made hats before that, but a sweater of this proportion was challenging.
I worked on it for four months. Daily. I did no other projects while knitting this one sweater. I ripped back so many time I can't even tell you. (No, I had no idea how to tink. It was rip or nothing!)
I love this sweater. LOOOOOVVVE IT!
It was looking a little worn. It needed a bath. Today I had the guts to do it. I washed the sweater with a bit of baby shampoo in the bathroom sink and spread it out over 2 sweater racks. It also needed a slight repair around the lower cast on edge- which was taken care of before the bath.
And funny, as I was spreading it out, I noticed not one but TWO wrongly twisted cables. I never noticed them before. Ha!
(No, I don't have the balls (or the yarn) to fix it.)
I don't have many photos of the Rogue. Here's one of the sleeve. I thought I had others, but I know they all are awful quality. Maybe someone at SnB Weds. night will do a photo shoot of me in it.
In other life news, The Boy is doing very well. No more bandages!! Yay! I'm feeling better too. :)
It helps that my hands smell like sheepies. I love sheepies. (It's the best part of block, in my opinion.)