Friday, May 21, 2010

Guppy Sweater Complete!

Finished! I started it in August of 2009, and before you think I'm ridiculously lazy, I'd like to state in my defense it's been one of those back-up projects that I tend to when I'm burnt out on another task. It's made to measure a xs-s man, as I thought I was going to gift it, but now I kinda want to keep it. It's not fitted though, so it makes me look kinda boxy. It's made from Cascade 220 wool in Black and Grape Jelly.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweaters Done Both Ways

Working hard on Megan's cute owl sweater! I'm using Cascade 180 Superwash in Wisteria. Apparently it's washable wool. No felting! Just wash it cold, with your hands. I think? I can't really read the all the symbols the label has. What does the triangle mean again? This page might help. Anyway, the following is a picture of the progress so far.

I really dig knitting a sweater on circular needles. The Guppy Sweater took forever because I was knitting on straight needles, and making four different pieces. I apparently started that sweater in August of 2009 and STILL haven't finished it. It's just so tedious. Picture!:

I still have to sew all four pieces together and then block it for shape and size. Boring. But I love that grape jelly color and the fact it looks like a jersey with the raglan sleeves. Or will, when it's finally finished.