It's done! I finished the finishing work yesterday, wove in all the ends, and gave it a good bath, and after a full night drying in the bathroom with our box fan blowing on it, it was ready to be buttoned up on my darling husband. I'm so delighted with how it turned out, especially… Continue reading Andrew has a sweater!
Category: andrew’s sweater
it’s a new year.
So let's start with an "old" project! Here is my darling husband's sweater, so ridiculously close to completion it isn't even funny: All that's left to do is some end-weaving (the ends are more numerous than you'd expect, given that I spit-spliced wherever possible!), a little bit of buttonhole cleanup, a good blocking, and putting… Continue reading it’s a new year.
Now here's the sweater, in all it's post-steeking glory: For the crochet-reinforcements, I used Knitpicks Palette, in "Sky", which was the only fingering-weight non-superwash wool I had in my stash that came close to being appropriate, color-wise. It's not quite the same color as the Patons Merino I'm using on the hem facings, but it's… Continue reading steeked!
I finished the main part of the knitting on my husband's sweater this morning! Here it is, in all it's yet-to-be-steeked glory: Some knitty-gritty details, mostly for my own reference: My saddles were 28 stitches wide, plus an edge stitch on either side. I left 18 stitches (9 on either side of the steek) unsaddled… Continue reading so close!
all together now
Yesterday morning, I joined the sleeves to the body of my husband's sweater, and started happily knitting the Seamless Hybrid shaping. Here, for your enjoyment, is a picture of how it looks with everything on the needles: (My apologies for the terrible photos lately; there's only so much I can do when the sun refuses… Continue reading all together now
how I spent my Christmas Day
Watching an all-day Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon on the SciFi channel while knitting the second sleeve of my husband's sweater. And yes, I really did knit the entire second sleeve. Here's proof: So now I am all set to join these to the body and start making the Seamless Hybrid shaping. Except that… Continue reading how I spent my Christmas Day
a snowy Solstice
We had a very snowy Solstice (see my flickr set here for pictures!), and we've both thoroughly worn ourselves out with all of the shoveling we had to do. So what better time to update the blog? Mai asked on my last post for me to explain a little bit about the Solstice. The Wikipedia… Continue reading a snowy Solstice
a sleeve for the snowstorm
We are having some crazy snowstorms here today, so I've been camped out inside all day since getting back from our last-minute run to Wegmans, because we were totally due for groceries today, anyway. And guess what? I started a sleeve! I reached the end of the body last night (at least, I think I… Continue reading a sleeve for the snowstorm
progress on all fronts
The stash sale/Heifer International Fundraiser is still going strong. I've shipped off all of the yarn that's been purchased so far, and after shipping costs, we've raised $210 for Heifer International already! There's still a fair amount left, so if you're interested in taking some of the yarn I can't knit with off my hands… Continue reading progress on all fronts
As you can see, the Husband Sweater v.2 is moving along quite well. At first, I was getting frustrated with how long it took me to finish a round, but then I reminded myself that I'm used to knitting sweaters for me. And I'm a pretty small person. For Andrew's sweater, I'm aiming for a… Continue reading moving along
back in the saddle
As you can see, it didn't take me long to dust myself off and get right back to knitting a sweater for my husband. All it took was some more measuring and some negotiations on the matter of what would constitute the "perfect" sweater. The conclusion is that this will be a fairly plain cardigan,… Continue reading back in the saddle