Tuesday, February 27, 2007

parts is parts

I'm truckin' along toward the finish line...


Lookit! All the parts of Firth are done. Well, ok not entirely done because there are 100 or so ends to weave in. 100 or so, for real. That's a lot of weave-age. I might cry. But once that weaving is done I can sew it up, knit the collar, sew in the zipper and voila! I will have a new sweater. Oh, who am I kidding, those last 3 steps could take as long as the knitting of all the parts put together. I had hoped to get this done before the end of February, but I doubt I can finish it in, what, less than 36 hours? Ha.

I'm going to go ahead and toot my own horn for a second. This is my first real attempt at fairisle, and while I realize it's not a complicated pattern (not by a long shot) I am still quite proud of how it turned out. I was able to keep my tension nice and even and I didn't screw up any color changes. At least I don't think I did. This is also my first-ever raglan style seamed sweater (I have made lots of top-down raglans) so I'm really challenging myself with some of the elements of this pattern. We'll see how the actual seaming goes. If all is well I am definitely considering knitting one for Daughter, but in different colors.

Want to see the fairisle again? Oh, indulge me:


Off I go to start weaving ends...

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow! I am seriously impressed. Wishing good speed for those ends!

Karen said...

When I read that knitting lingo my head swims.

Your talent is amazing. That sweater is the coolest.

alisa said...

Your talent is amazing-I am so impressed. The fairisle looks fantastic to me!

Pam said...

Seriously Kate, that sweater looks like it belongs on the front of a Cool Water Creek or Woolrich catalogue. Absolutely love it.

Are you taking orders? :)

HangerMom said...

Gorgeous. The colors are great and the whole thing amazes me. 100 ends to weave, though... ugh. Sorry. Good luck with that. We can pretend it's a leap year if that would help you reach your Feb. goal. :)