Finishing what I start has taken on a whole new meaning for me since diving into knitting. I am a procrastinator and a pessimist. These traits in high doses like I have are lethal to confidence and dealing with competition. I got some disappointing (writing related) news last week. Taking charge of my knitting when nothing else was going my way really helped me more than words can say. It was like a mini therapy session ;)
Pattern: Tilted Duster, Interweave Knits
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Amethyst Heather
Needles: Size 7 Denise Needles, larger size to bind off
Mods: Many, mostly unintentional. Like picking up fewer stitches for the neck and skirt. I thought I was following the pattern so I’m not sure how it happened. Also the skirt length is shorter. This is for three reasons. One, I am hippy. Two, I don’t really care for long sweaters. Three, if I knit on this any longer I was going to rip it to shreds. ;)
I was so so on this when I bound off. I had blocked the top separately because I thought it was too small and wanted see how big it would (could) get before I knit the skirt. The unblocked, curled, scrunchy skirt looked like hell next to the rest of the sweater. I steam blocked it and it still looked like hell. Finally I dunked it with a little Eucalan and it was like magic. Well not exactly like magic. To be honest it still wasn’t really singing until I put the buttons on a couple of hours ago.
I loves it lots now though!
My only regret is that I didn’t put the buttons on before we left for our anniversary dinner. But it was cool to wear my Juliet again.