Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yarn Along- Tessie's raglan sweater




I finally finished knitting the last sleeve on this simple neck-down pullover sweater.  I've learned something about myself as a knitter.  Whenever I get close to finishing a project, I'm not sure what happens to me, but I almost always put the project aside and cast-on another.  I don't really mind weaving in the ends so I'm not really sure what happens as I near the completion of a project.  I'm going to have to figure out why I do this.  Anyway, I used pattern #9730 from Knitting Pure and Simple for this sweater and it was a breeze.  I'm already half-way done with another one for little T.  I ordered some yarn to knit one for Sammy as well.  I like this simple unisex sweater pattern and I'm sure that I'll knit this one again and again (even if it gets a little boring at times).  I used Berroco Vintage in Black Cherry for this one.  I really enjoy knitting with Vintage worsted as it's a good economical soft yarn for children's garments and the colors are a little more sophisticated to create interesting children's items.  This sweater used two skeins making it about $13 for the yarn.  I'm almost done with my Chloe sweater as well, but as I just stated, I have a problem  finishing a project completely before starting another. I'm must be so undisciplined!
As for reading, I'm still reading most of what I was reading last week, but I did manage to read this as well.

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6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Just so sweet! I love the color on her. You are so quick! I've been working on an almost identical sweater for weeks!

Tracey said...

Your sweater came out so cute! I have to agree with Jennifer, you are a quick knitter.

Maria said...

I'm going to check out that pattern because I've been looking for a simple sweater pattern to try out knitting my first sweater. Yours is beautiful.

Mary G said...

I love the sweater ... and you can always add a fun stitch to the front, or stripes or something. It's a blank pallette if you get tired of the simple, rhythmic knitting of all ss ....

Lovely!

The Little House That Grew said...

I am the same way. I get so excited to start, I get some good progress and then...WHAM..the desire to finish walks out the door. Sometimes I think the finishing is the final decision point between something being home made or hand made. I am afraid it will look home made. But pactice makes...I would like to say perfect but in the case of knitting I think practice makes you a step closer to being a better knitter...not sure if perfect is the goal with knitting. Cute blog..super cute family!!
Lisa

no spring chicken said...

I followed your link and I just love the patterns! Your pullover is lovely and I appreciate your sharing the price to make it. A very good deal.