I have something new to share today...
my first sweater!!!
I think that deserves three exclamation points. Yes folks, here you have it, a finished sweater. I took up knitting last November, and during class, I came across a photo of this beauty, Owls by Kate Davies. Seeing it inspired me to learn to cable (easy peasy, thanks to Glenna C. and Ewe Knit), and make my first sweater!
I started this project at the end of March, and ended up taking May and June off from knitting, only to finish off a fairly heavy sweater in July. I couldn't bear to put it on, even for photos! But now, fall is well and truly upon us, so sweater snaps were taken.
Here's my ravelry link, in case you are into knitting. One thing I will say about this sweater, I wish I had made it a size up. Basically, wearing it will be very good for my posture, but it's a bit snug! And a bit tight under the arms. I'm sure as I gain more experience, I'll be able to head these things off before they are un-doable, but I have a wearable sweater, so I'm happy!
More photos? I thought you'd never ask...
I used a yarn called Berroco Peruvia Quick, and I really liked working with it, and it's certainly warm, and not terribly itchy, though it is 100% wool. The colour is called Plateau, it's a medium brown with a light blue/grey heather quality. I wanted something that looked natural and "owly", and I'm happy with my choice.
How about a close up of those adorable owls?
The buttons are a wood-look plastic. I chose plastic buttons for two reasons - they are smooth, and cost effective. All those eyes - 36 in total!