Tuesday, April 1, 2008

more progress



Well, my first sweater is slowly starting to come together. I had a hard time getting used to using the dpns for the sleeves, so I had a bit of a hold up in the progress department for a while. I was definitely feeling like I had 5 left hands trying to maneuver the yarn around the needles that were slipping all over the place. Luckily, I have gotten used to the awkwardness and the second sleeve is starting to come together a lot faster than the first. I can't wait to finish up the sleeve and get to the fun part of combining all the pieces to make the yoke. I have got to finish this sweater before spring comes!



9 comments:

  1. It's looking good. I made this sweater this year, too. I think the fact that I had bamboo DPNs saved my sanity since I would never have been able to cope with all the needles plus their sliding around on me.
    With the way this winter is dragging on into spring, you may very well get to see it used after you finish it.

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  2. I remember when I was first knitting with DPN's - it was quite awkward. But now I really like knitting with them.
    Yoked sweaters are a lot of fun - hope you enjoy that one and that you finish in time!

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  3. It is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see it finished. I think a sweater is a huge task to take on so kuddos to you. Love the new layout by the way.

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  4. Props to you for even attempting this - the thought of making a sweater is so daunting to me. i can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  5. Looks like that will be a cute sweater...I still wonder you knitters actually "knit" a whole sweater!

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  6. it's looking a-mazing!!! i am so impressed! the whole fitted thing scares the living daylights out of me :)

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  7. Congrats on the progress. It's funny to think of Jon wearing it after I've been watching you making it for so long....

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  8. Yup, it was weird using DPN's in the beginning, but now it just feels natural to me.
    How exciting, your first sweater!

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