End of May

The third milestone is done. I can’t believe I actually met a self-imposed deadline. Or any deadline, for that matter.

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This is going to be a very obvious first sweater. There are errors everywhere, but most of them are invisible, like a cable crossing over knit stitches instead of purl stitches. I can’t really tell any difference unless I’ve got my nose an inch away from the fabric. So I think I can live with these little “character” marks.

So that officially makes the sweater half done. Three milestones down, three to go (although I suspect the sleeves are going to take longer than the front and back panels).

I also swung by the Yarn Barn today and grabbed five skeins of Sirdar Romance, the same black-and-silver stuff that I used to make the final Cecilia Kufi. I’m going to put several of those up and see if I can sell them. That may be tough in Texas in June. Wish me luck.

Hey, before I go and scarf down a couple kilos of Vietnamese food, has anyone ever been to the Dixon Fiber Fair in California? I’m planning on going at the end of July.

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  1. Ruth Says:

    You sweater looks great. I don’t think I would be able to do this as my first sweater…..

  2. Cari Says:

    It looks beautiful! Character marks give the sweater personality. If there is a small “flaw” here or there, you can see the love and work that went into bringing the thing into the world. Kind of like telling the stories of your childhood through the scars on your knees. :)

  3. Emma Says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself.It looks fantastic !Really ! I can’t see any errore – nor will anyone else – just a beautiful piece of sculptural knitting ;-]

  4. Sheryl Says:

    Pretty! :-)

  5. Stacey Says:

    Wow the sweater loks great!!!! I see you successfully fixed the center braids.Congrats.

  6. Kaetchen Says:

    Woohoo! You did it! Congrats, and it looks just beautiful. Be proud.