Monday, February 15, 2010

Old Project #1 - FINISHED!!!

Well, I'm so happy to say that I finished my first sweater for myself. Putting it out there in the blog world that I was going to do so really was a motivator (more than I expected.) My biggest challenges were evenly picking up stitches for the collar and attaching the sleeves at the shoulder. Anyone out there have any tips for these tasks? I must admit I just winged it instead of seeking help. The yarn was purchased online instead of my local yarn shop Skeins (not usual for me, but she didn't have what I wanted). This left me feeling a bit funny about going in to ask for help on this project.

Overall, I am pleased with the fit - it's big and snuggly. A perfect Saturday sweater. I wish I would have cast off a bit looser on the collar, but that's my only complaint. Here it is - what do you think?

Now, to pick out another unfinished project to list on Wednesday - so many to choose from, but not for long!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I like the challenge -- just read a suggestion for an Olympics challenge, trying to complete a project between the opening and closing ceremonies. On the yarn shop, if you are a regular customer, you shouldn't hesitate to stop and ask for help, even if the yarn came from somewhere else.