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!"