Saturday, November 18, 2006

i'm a joiner

i got my sweater pieces joined the other day and last night i knit a few more inches of the yoke, just so i could start to see the cable take shape.

i'm so excited—this will be the first sweater i've finished in a long time—i've been knitting one shawl after another while my sweaters wear out . . .
it's beginning to have a life of its own, getting large enough to be unwieldy, yet too demanding for me to be able to ignore it any more. whenever i'm not working on it, it does this


jeesh.
it just has to be the center of attention. in fact, i AM a little concerned about how bright it is, though the variegation looks more busy in the photos than it does in person. still . . . i am gonna stand out like a stop sign whenever i wear this thing. something to think about next time i pick a red yarn . . .

2 comments:

Lyn said...

It's coming along beautifully - I reaally like the cabled ribbing at the bottom!

Meryl said...

I think it's a spectacular sweater. I've been nervous about using a variegated yarn in a sweater (I'm pretty much a black, white & grey person), but I think this looks beautiful - just the right amount of extra (stitch pattern and yarn interest).