Wednesday, November 12, 2008

First Sweater

I finally completed my first knitted sweater. (With help from my Thursday night knitting group and my friend Carol.)

It was a long process.

Possibly the most difficult part was choosing which yarn to use. There are so many great choices.




For some reason I was drawn to a couple of pinks. I'm not normally a "pink" person. Except for garden flowers. But pink is what I chose.



I like the way the two colors work together. I almost went with just the variegated yarn, but fortunately the shop didn't have quite enough of it so I had to add the plain pink. I'm glad I did, I think it looks better this way.



This sweater is knit in the round so there isn't a "front" and "back" piece. To make it appear that way though, the pattern includes a "twist" on each side.



Here is one completed sleeve.



And the final project. (Pay no attention to my goofy smile. I'm really very proud and happy with my sweater.)



The best complement I've received has been from my daughter Vanessa who said, "Wow, Mom, I would actually wear that myself!"

13 comments:

Brenda said...

You are talented! That is beautiful.

Katie said...

Wow, your first sweater turned out that good? You have talent!

Genie said...

Oh! Such a slimming design too, awesome! Congratulations!

François-Xavier DAVID said...

Je ne savais pas que tu avais ce talent là, mais à la limite cela peut être normal... Savais tu cependant que moi aussi je tricote, Henri aussi d'ailleurs. J'ai toujours tricoté de la layette pour mes enfants quand ils étaient petits, maintenant, je ne tricote plus beaucoup, cet été j'avais commencé un petit poncho pour le bébé de Tamara, mais de retour à Toulouse, Datcha'a ne me laisse pas une minute avec les aiguilles si bien, que j'ai tout donné à Catherine qui elle, tricote beaucoup !! Je vais lui proposer de prendre en photo tout ce qu'elle a fait pour le bébé et le mettre en ligne sur son blog, peut être que tu auras un aperçu ces prochains jours.
En tous les cas, félicitations...
Bisous,

François,

Rosemary said...

What a lovely sweater!Your sweater does not look like a first project. Your choice of pinks are perfect

Patsi said...

Very talented !
Like the warmish pink color and it fits well.


Seeds are on their way.

Geoff said...

That really is amazing...great job! (and congrats on paying off the mortgage!)

Janet said...

Congrats! It's beautiful. Someday I want to learn how to knit.

Cinj said...

What a great looking sweater, hard to believe it's your first one! I'd love to get something like that.

How long did it take to make? I also love rhe color combinations you used. I want to learn how to knot. I may have mentioned that a time or two before....

Kylee said...

That is GORGEOUS! Can you believe you MADE that?? Wow...I am impressed. I've never knit a thing in my life!

Bek said...

This looks great! Congratulations. I guess knitting a sweater is a whole different level than just a scarf. I like the colors as well.

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, so very lovely, love the raspberry colors!
Sandra Evertson

Connie said...

The sweater is just beautiful! What an accomplishment.