Still working on Addie’s jack-0-lantern sweater. One sleeve is done. One more sleeve to go and then I’ll sew the pieces together. I wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words about my intarsia. It really isn’t very good . . not horrible, but not great. I watched a couple of videos last night and I’ll do better the next time. I had watched several videos before but it didn’t all sink in til after having tried it. I probably should have practiced on something before doing it on a sweater but . . you know how I am . . jump in with all I’ve got!
So . . Addie will love it and not know it’s not great and I’m happy I did it and I’ll love seeing her wear it and that’s what matters, right?
One more thing . . notice the cables in the neckline on both pieces? This is where the pattern instructs to put the neck stitches on holders. When using interchangeable needles, most have caps that can be screwed onto the ends so instead of putting the stitches on a holder or waste yarn, I just left them on the cables, put the end caps on and then when it’s time to pick up those stitches, I’ll put the points back on the cables and be good to go.
Being able to do this makes those interchangeables useful in another way!
Wow nice job!! You try anything!! That’s great!! I love it and can’t wait to see Addie in it! That will be a picture to frame!!!
Judy D in WA says
OMGosh! That is adorable! She is going to look cuter than ever in that sweater. Knit Granny, Knit!! 🙂
Eve in GA says
That is just so stinkin’ cute!!! Addie is going to love it AND look adorable in it!
Since I don’t have a blog, I’ll just tell you what I’m working on. I’m waiting for tomorrow’s last clue to come out for the “Outlander” MKAL shawl in the Jimmy Beans Wool group on Ravelry. I’ve also got a 3S Shawl made with Sweet Georgia Cashluxe in the Autumn Tapestry colorway on the needles and a Spiral Staircase Shawl made with Malabrigo in the Stonechat colorway for a contest that ends September 30th. I also spent a bit of time photographing some of my yarns and getting them entered into my “stash” page on Ravelry. The rest of it will just have to wait a while.
After seeing your lovely Exit 0 shawl by Laura Aylor, I went ahead and joined the KAL and have my yarns chosen and ready to go. While I was at it, I joined another MKAL that will start in mid/late November for a Celtic cabled shawl. I’ve lost my mind!!! LOL!!
I like to use my cables as stitch holders too- so convenient.
Even if you are not thrilled with your intarsia, I know Addie will love love love that sweater. Plus sometimes it is good to learn new things on seasonal items, because you know ahead they will get limited use. Years ago I practiced crochet making a granny square Christmas tree skirt. I might now have used an afghan because my squares were not great, but it doesn’t bother me so much there under the tree.
Judy S says
She’ll have the perfect October sweater for her wardrobe. Way to go! And now you’ve made me think I need some interchangeable cables…… That was a good tip!
Amy (Waunaknit) says
That is adorable! It looks great to me. Addie will love it.