Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Sweater!!!

There are no words to describe how I feel in this photo. I'm wearing the VERY 1st sweater I've ever knit. I've been working on it off and on for over a year.

There's something to be said for pressing on even when you can't see the end. That's what I did - one stitch at a time. I had a GREAT mentor (Thanks, Jess!) who said that there are 84,000 stitches to this pattern. I doubled that number, easily. If you count all of the mistakes that I frogged, I'm sure I made it twice.

Inca (the sweater pattern) taught me more about knitting then I could have ever learned in a class; everything from knitting cables to grafting wool. I learned how to see and correct errors and how to adjust pattern instructions.

And I experienced, yet again, a key life principle: No matter what, never give up.

Until next time...