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...

12 comments:

Carmen Jones said...

Nice work! Love it and can't wait to see it on you in the Fall.
Carm

cici said...

Congratulations on a fabulous job♥

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I love the color and, to me, it looks like you did a fantastic job. Congratulations on finishing your sweater. Luv ya! From your sister-cousin

Jennifaye said...

Hello Cousin,
Your words ring true. Never give up because something of beauty which is also very practical is the reward. KIT.
Jennifaye

Anonymous said...

So pretty! You completed what you started...yeah! Miss you! Lauren

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and one of my favorite colors!
Juanie

Melodye said...

Congratulations!! It looks wonderful. Enjoy wearing it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You did a great job, way to persevere! Congrats!

Paula

Anonymous said...

nice blog!

Anonymous said...

COOL! ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Anonymous said...

wuju I love it!

Champagne/CrushParty/StitchPoet said...

BEAUTIFUL! Looks like I got sidetracked on your blog instead of the laundry hahahaha, anyway, look at my Southend Hobo! Looks like your beautiful sweater!!!!!

ok, the LAUNDRY! bye and it's so nice to "meet" you!!!