After five weeks, the Sirdar sweater is done! Also, best seaming job I've ever done. Normally I suck at seaming. It's why I quit sewing. But I took my time and it turned out well. I used the Sirdar Breeze #8384
pattern and knit it in Sirdar Country Style DK in heather.
The finished product.
I've also gotten a couple inches into the yoked pullover. I'm using the Father and Son yoked pullover pattern (I can't find a link to it that works at the moment) from Knitting Digest
only I'm doing it in one color.
The above photo also shows off my new little toy
. This has freed up my other counter
since I'll need it for other projects. I kind of left my DPNs at home and I don't want to buy any more so I'll be doing the sleeves to the this sweater at home. A couple other nice things about this counter is it doubles as a stitch marker, I'll remember to change the number since I'll pass it everytime I finish a row, and it was only £1. Good deal.
In other news, after thinking about it for almost a year I finally decided to get Interweave's Spring 2005 issue so that I can do the Ballet Wrap
I've been coveting. The thing that really made me hesitant was the recommended yarn, Naturally Merino et Soie
, costs about $8/skein so the cardi would end up costing over $100 to knit. Luckily, I found an alternative at KnitPicks--Andean Silk
. Pretty much the same fibers only Andean Silk has the added bonus of alpaca and about the same guage. My parents let me get it as a birthday present. Definitely looking forward to going home for the holidays now.
Labels: FOs 2005, Sirdar Breeze #8384