Thursday, February 25, 2010

My First Sweater

Finished Project: US Olympic Sweater

Pattern: Sweater Ornament
Begin Date: 2-21-10
End Date: 2-21-10
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette – Blue (Cream, Pimento)
Needles: US 2
Modifications: None

I can’t believe I knit my first sweater in one day! Oh my gosh and it was so easy! This was a fun little project, once you got past all the rounds and rounds of knitting and got to join the arms to the body! I started this on Sunday afternoon during the Russia/Czech men’s hockey game and finished it during the US/Canada men’s hockey game (GO USA!). I had a few breaks in between (trying to take a nap and running out to the store).

I spent a could couple hours on Tuesday night doing the duplicate stitching while watching some skiing action (who would have thought it would take a couple of hours!?!). I wish I would have gone with just one solid color, but live and learn. I certainly do not want to pull it out and start over!

I received the ornament kit from Knit Picks for Christmas and I really want to knit the Sipalu (just waiting for Teal to become available (I might have to check ebay!) but I wanted to work with the Palette  first to see how it felt. I had not problem with it at all. It didn’t make me itch and feels nice on the finished project.

Perhaps next I will work one with the fair isle chart to get my feet wet on the isles!

These would be super for a gift add-on on the outside of the package or holding a gift card. You could easily settle in with a good movie and have one (or more for you fasties out there) by the time the end credits roll.

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