Well, wonders will never cease. After 6 brutal weeks of knitting, I finally finished my sweater. Of course, it’s nothing like I had planned. I had to make many compromises along the way. This is not the original pattern I started with; nor it is the next pattern I selected or even the next pattern. My intent was to make myself a Aran type sweater with all the cables and fancy stitches. Not that it’s hard….I’ve made them before. But for some reason this time I just couldn’t concentrate on the pattern. I couldn’t even get past the first row without interruptions. Then you lose your spot and have to rip out and start over again. After numerous tries and much frustration, I decided to do my own thing. I followed the basic pattern shapes, number of stitches, rows, increases and decreases but as for the actual pattern of stitches, I just looked in my knitting dictionary, selected a stitch that fit into the number of stitches I had and knitted for several rows. They once I became tired of that stitch, I repeated the process with another stitch pattern. And, as usual, the finished sweater isn’t without mistakes but it’s all about the journey.
I think that I will be able to wear this without a jacket since it’s very heavy and dense. It’s also a bit oversize although I made the correct size for me and my gauge was correct. At any rate, I’m sort of happy with the end results……I think. What do you think???
I have 3+ skeins of yarn left over so I’m making a matching scarf. Maybe a hat and mittens?? Would I look too goofy with an entire matching ensemble? LOL Ooooh, leg warmers, too!
Anyway, don’t be too critical and be kind with your comments. I bruise easily LOL. I do believe that this will be my last sweater project. My eyes and fingers just don’t work as they once did.