05-17-2009, 05:46 PM
Turning the Heel
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FO Sweater for Kyrsten
After about a month of frustration... I finally got Kyrsten's sweater finished.
The picture is a bit dark but I hope you can get the idea of the thing.
My dh picked out the buttons from my vast collection and I finally did the sewing up. Can't say I like doing that too much - would much rather do knitting on circulars but haven't been able to find many patterns for circulars. Why is that?
There are mistakes on this sweater - mostly in the sewing it up - I'm sooo not good at that... but I'm hoping the little girl won't notice her grandmother's mistakes because I'll be darned if I'll take it apart one more time... LOL!
Right now, I'm getting started on the long-ago-asked-for legwarmers for my niece - at least they are done on dpn's
I love the colour of the sweater - it's not all just blue - it's done in a very mild varigated yarn - dk by Rio - 20% wool, 80% acrylic. The pattern is by Sirdar #2238. The bottom 'skirt' is knit first sort of like you were knitting a scarf and then you pick up the stitches around one side to continue and knit the top. The little sleeves were knit separately and added on.
The yarn is nice and soft and I actually enjoyed the knitting it, tho' I confess to some frogging...
Anyway, I think I'm getting better at it...