Monday, June 21, 2010

Knitting

I hand knit at night when my mind won't make decisions. This sweater started from a commercial pattern and was to be a vest. I didn't like how they did the armhole area, so I started directly with the body of the sweater. Then when I was working, I remembered that I had a machine knit vest that was similiar in color, so since there was plenty of yarn, I decided to add sleeves. They continued the pattern and end in ribbing. Next challenge-the neckline-it was way too big for me, so I picked up stitches and did the ribbing. I decided not to do any on the bottom, because I like the way it looks and fits without it. Short garments look better on me.
Here is the closure: an antique button with a loop. The yarn is cotton mostly. I used 5 cones of machine yarn held together for working. They all sat in a box next to me and behaved well most of the time.  This is definitely the way I work-can't seem to stay with someone else's idea.

3 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Nice sweater, Sandy!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Sandy that is gorgeous!

Gina said...

Great sweater! Sure seems like there was a lot of decision making in this knitting project! I admire your talent.