Tuesday, August 22, 2006

On the home stretch.


I have just 54 rows left (and short ones at that) on the Secret Yarnination. I'll likely finish Weds. night. Then just blocking and seaming... and WEARING. Mmmm.

This sweater is unbelievably soft. I have never had a sweater that was hand-knit of wool before (I have some commercial-knit wool sweaters, and some hand-knit acrylic ones from my grandmother). I certainly have had nothing as soft as this sport-weight merino. And the colors! They are just blindingly rich. This darn sweater makes me want to cry, it is so soft and beautiful. I don't even care whether it fits or not when I'm done. I'm just going to curl up with it and pet it.

I know I sound like a kook. But hey, it's my first adult sweater. And I think it's going to fit. And it's so so beautiful.

4 comments:

Ashley said...

Those are some beautiful colors.

Liz said...

The blues are really so vibrant and beautiful. It's a thrill for sure to knit your first sweater... good for you for coming up with a hit!

Sundara said...

I'm so excited that this is your first sweater! So much fun! The photos look great and I cannot wait to see photos of it finished!

April said...

hmm, a sweater in sport weight. maybe i could do a sweater in that weight and NOT look like the michelin man. maybe ...

yours looks absolutely gorgeous, that blue is to dye for (haha, get it?)