I've finally finished some knitting! I got stuck for a few months on the white sweater at the end of this post. I don't give up very easily so I worked and worked to make it fit. What a horrible pattern. Anyway, here's my latest FO. This brings my project total for 2009 to 2, which is not exactly in keeping with my 2009 goals. I guess I'd better hustle to get them all in. Yea, it probably won't happen.
This is the Green Gable from Zephyrstlye.com. It was started July 4th and completed on Friday, so took a little over a month for me. I used the recommended Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, which is 80% cotton and 20% merino wool. Granted I have sensitive skin, but it feels just a bit itchy to me. I'll definitely wear it, but I think I'll be staying away from any wool for sweaters next to my skin.
This is a very simple design, and great for beginners.
I love the lace at the neck. It was just a little challenging and gives some interest to the neckline.
I just purchased a yard of this stretch sateen from Denverfabrics.com and plan to make some type of matching bottom.
Next up is Rusted Root, also from Zephyrstyle.com, in a beautiful light purple. I've opted for a yarn that's 80% cotton and 20% silk, and have already gotten to the bottom of the sleeves. I'm so inspired by this challenging pattern that I want to keep going and going. Maybe I will make my 6 FO goal for this year after all.