Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Done: Hourglass Sweater

Thanks for the comments on the Birdie Mittens! I finally added Haloscan to my blog, so replying to comments will be SO much easier now. I feel like this blog is quickly becoming a collection of FO reports, but I still have a pile to get through, so let's keep it moving...

Hourglass



can you find all the pets in this picture?

Pattern: Hourglass Sweater, Last Minute Knitted Gifts


I don't know what I love more, the sweater or the wall


Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha from Webs (I have no idea how many skeins). Knitting with Cash Iroha was a bit "eh" for me. Sure it's soft, but the silk content eliminates all flex and the weight ranges from fingering to chunky in places. Wearing Cash Iroha? Totally different story. I still haven't blocked this sweater because I can't bear to think of it wet and unwearable for a few days. While it feels like a sweatshirt, it's almost work appropriate and I slipped it into my daytime wardrobe for a bit. It's rustic look makes it more of a weekend staple.

Needles: Size 7 Addis (I hope the set I lost on the train found their way to another knitter and not a trash heap-see below for details)




Dates Knitted: March 07 - October 07
Mods: Just added five extra decrease rows to the neckline.

The knitting of this sweater was marked by starts and stops, trials and tribulations - the most notable when I left it on a train and had to start over! It's pretty sad it took me so long to finish this. I knit nearly the whole body of the sweater in a week, but let it languish in a bag at the bottom of my closet until September or so. I love knitting sweaters in the round, but the turning motion gets cumbersome as the sweater grows. Poor excuse, but enough for me to let it collect dust.