Saturday, November 18, 2006

A sweater in record time

It might not feel quite like real knitting, but 20mm needles make for a really, really quick sweater. Less than 72 hours after starting, I have an FO. Schedule as follows: Wednesday: Knit back Thursday: Knit first sleeve, check remaining yarn (halfway done now, after all), start knitting front. Friday: Finish knitting front; knit second sleeve. Seam shoulders and knit collar. Saturday: Finish seaming and sew in ends. Get boyfriend to photograph result.
Hey, Juuude...
Yarn: Rowan Biggy Print, colour 'Troll' (now discontinued) Pattern: 'Jude', from Rowan's booklet 'bigger picture'. Should have had a longer collar, but I was short by a ball of yarn. I'd love to say I've enjoyed knitting this, but I can't. The needles felt like telegraph poles and I felt like I signalling planes into land, I was waving my arms around so much. J laughed at me. My fellow SnB'ers laughed at me. I refused to have my photo taken whilst knitting it, so that no-one else could be presented with the ludicrousness of the picture. I have some more biggy print to suffer through knit up, and then I will probably sell the darn needles. On the other hand, I really quite like the sweater. It is a wonderful, warm, easy-wear knit that would probably look better on me if I were about 2 stone lighter, so that the two extra stone that the chunky fabric lends to me were cancelled out. But I don't care; it's comfy and warm (oh, boy, is it warm!) and has made a significant reduction in the volume of my stash.


Blogger The Dragon said...

It looks great Ota! so one more to knit and then get rid of the needles? is that the plan??!

The Dragon

11/20/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Poshyarns said...

The sweater looks great but you do have my sympathies on those huge neeedles, I feel so clumsy with big needles and I think the biggest I have used are about 12mm. The yarn is such a lovely colour and it looks so soft and cosy.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my finished Betty, it certainly feels nice and warm in this current blustery weather.

11/20/2006 08:22:00 PM  

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