The madwoman has been knitting like crazy!
The sweater must be finished by the end of the year!!! Am I laboring under the Presidential Mandate, 'No Project Left Undone'? You would think so. Or maybe it's just a good excuse to neglect all the things I should be doing around the house. Like that sink full of dishes....
Yesterday Zip and I drove to Lemoyne to the PA Factory outlet to get buttons for the almost finished sweater. I took a skein of yard along to match them up. I thought these looked good when laid against the yarn, but when I put them on the sweater....Blech!!!
Now what to do??? Not another 50-mile trip back to the outlet. I guess I could use them temporarily?
Then I looked at the back side of the button and EUREKA! they looked cool!!!
They might be wrong-side-out, but I think they look 100% better. What do you think???
So last evening I finished the last few inches of sleeve and the sweater is done with a day to spare.
I still need to block it to stretch out the ribbing a little bit. It is soooo nice and warm!
This is the third sweater I've done since reacquainting myself with my knitting needles last January. Thanks to Julie at Knitting at Large, they all fit perfectly. My faith in sweater knitting has been renewed!
Some of the important lessons I've learned are ALWAYS knit a gauge swatch, take accurate body measurements, draw a schematic and DO THE MATH! You can have a sweater that fits your own personal shape every time.
I guess now that the excitement is all over, it's time to go to the kitchen and apply my creative talents to cleaning up the dishes. SIGH!!!