2008 Knits: Sunrise Circle Jacket (and WIP and MSWF)
May 4, 2008
I finished my Sunrise Circle Jacket! Of course, this being my first sweater, I learned many things. Such as, perhaps I should block my pieces before seaming together. Perhaps I should measure myself a lot more than once or twice. My torso is longer than the sweater size I fit into, and if I had read all the Ravelry postings regarding sizing before casting on I would have know how to fudge this for a perfect fit. That’s ok. The sweater is a bit short, by Kasy didn’t notice it as a mistake. He thought that was the style of the sweater. And it is very comfortable.
Pattern: Sunrise Circle Jacket by Kate Gilbert
Began: March 13, 2008
Finish: April 29, 2008
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed in purple (dye lot 1901)
# of Skeins: 10
Needles: Size 7 knit picks circulars
Mods: none, except I purled one row when I should have knit it on the left sleeve, leaving a lone rib. I kind of like it so it stayed instead of getting ripped out. No button closures–using a kilt safety pin.
[I need to take a picture of the sweater being worn, but I got sick the first day I wore it and there hasn’t been time since.]
Luckily Philadelphia gave me a nice chilled day to wear my sweater the first day after it finished being blocked. Of course, after only a few hours at work I began to get a fever and the rumblings of a cold/stress induced ickiness. The cure? A day and a half on the couch napping, watching television, and knitting. I even managed to successfully turn my first sock heel from the toe-up!
I’m headed off to a mountain biking thing in Philadelphia, right now. But tonight I’m looking forward to going through all the yarn I bought yesterday and looking at the pictures I took. I enjoyed the Sheep and Wool festival and will probably go back next year. However, I hope my shyness isn’t as bad next year, since I didn’t introduce myself to anyone at the Ravelry meet-up. So silly, in retrospect, but yeah…that shyness…totally lame.