Sunday, February 25, 2007

At Last

I had to wait for daylight to do the final steaming and sew on the buttons (finishing details are on my blog, primetimeknitter.typepad.com), but here it is:



I'm really glad to have this off my UFO list, because there is still a lot of time to wear this sweater before it gets warm. I work in a loft-office, and if I heat the house so that the office isn't cold, I'd never be able to afford to buy yarn again. And when I saw the pattern, I thought this loose-fitting sweater would be perfect to work in. The pattern is from Interweave Knits, Fall 1997, and the designer is Nancy Bush. I used Rowan Magpie (now discontinued), size 5 and 7 US Inox matte grey needles.

I still have three more UFO's. One may be frogged and redone completely. Another is of Cotton Fleece, and I've decided to work on it in the summer. But the third is in about the same state as this one was when I started it. So now that this KAL got me off my rear and I realized the finishing wasn't as arduous as I imagined, I think I can get the next one done by the end of March (even though that isn't "national knitting sew-up month"). So thank you, Aleta for hosting this blog.

4 comments:

fibersnob said...

I love it, the colour is so rich. Good job on getting it finished!

Lynne said...

Lovely cardigan. Congratulations.

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Marjorie said...

Thank you. It was fun to knit, and I did learn how to do the one-row buttonholes.

Ms. Knotty said...

Terrific!