Saturday, September 21, 2013

My First Sweater

I've been doing a lot of knitting lately. It is good therapy for my shoulders. I've been knitting so much, I started getting really brave and decided to move on from small things to tackle a sweater. So I hopped on Ravelry, did a search of all 6,875 sweater patterns, and finally downloaded a beautiful cabled number. Fortunately, before I ran off to the yarn store with my credit card, I came to my senses. If I have learned nothing else in my life, I have learned that I tend to bite off more than I can chew. Tackling a beautiful cabled sweater as my very first sweater was bound to be more of a lesson in patience than a lesson in knitting. So I opted for a smaller project to make all my mistakes on, and boy am I ever glad I did. This little infant sweater is full of them, but I still think it is super cute. Too bad the only thing small enough around here to wear it is the cat. She's been hiding from me since I finished. I think she knows.



16 comments:

linda eller said...

I think you did a really good job and I appreciate your talent.

maria thomas said...

Very nice...

Leigh said...

Congratulations on your first sweater! It came our really well. Looks like you're a natural.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Now. On to the cables!
You know where to find me,
Kim

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh, it IS cute. Now, a full size version ....

Kathy said...

Great job!
I bought myself a doll that wears a size 3T to model my garments. She doesn't grow out of them and doesn't complain that they're itchy.

Linda said...

You did a splendid job. I had to smile when you mentioned about the cat. :)

Jayne said...

That's an adorable little sweater. Good job! I think it would look really cute on the cat. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Sweet!!!

Elaine said...

Your extra large swatch looks great!! Fine job.

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

The little sweater is a real cutie and will look adorable on the cat! ;-)

Theresa said...

Great job!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Pretty cute and close to instant gratification!

Conni said...

Beautiful start for those grandbabies!

Penny said...

Great job!!

sewinglady said...

Love the sweater. You did a really great job!!