October 22nd, 2010


I'm So Done With It!

Finished the sweater that I started in April.  This is the first sweater that I have knitted and I am inordinately proud of it!  I purchased the pattern from the twistcollective.com.  It is called "Gytha."  For the project I used Wool of the Andes from knitpicks.com.  This is a 100% Peruvian Highland wool and I am very pleased with the yarn.  It was knit on a size 7 circular needle with some DPN action thrown in now and again.  Bands of stranded color work aka Fair Isle Knitting decorate the bottom of the sweater.  The colors in the color work are repeated in stripes on the sleeves and hood. I love the belled sleeves and the bit of ribbing at the elbow too. I still need to find just the right toggle button to complete the neckline of the sweater, but it is certainly wearable as is.  

It feels really good to complete this project.  I was a bit daunted by it in the beginning and so totally satisfied with the result that I am now eager to choose another sweater pattern.  In the meantime I am knitting a pair of socks and a have a couple of hats on the needles too.

This post would be incomplete without some pictures.  Hubs and I went outside on the one of the most lovely fall days that you can imagine and he snapped a bunch of shots.  That was fun!  This is an uplifting conclusion to a week that has been fraught with off the charts anxiety and one HUGE Panic Attack.  I am grateful to be on the upswing once again.