Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ...

A red, wool, hand-knit sweater topped Fred's wish list this Christmas.  Although he didn't actually specify, I am pretty sure he meant  finished, red,wool, hand-knit sweater.  Sorry, Fred.

I tried for the Christmas deadline, but with other prep being more pressing, not all that hard, actually. Following the 25th, I flirted briefly with a December 31 finish date.  A day with  benefits for  both of us.  Fred would start 2012 with a new sweater and I would start the year  with my first finished sweater.  Not surprisingly, that goal disappeared with the leftover turkey.  

My knitting buddies and blog readers all said January 6th would do.  One even authoritatively said that the date is known in knitting circles as Knitters Christmas.  Good enough for me,  January 6th became my new goal and   I think I  will make it.

Monday night I steeked, using crocheted, rather than sewn edges.  Yesterday, I ribbed the bands.  Today?  Well, I might re-do the bands.  Another row between buttonholes and cast-off would look better I think.  Then it's grafting the underarms, weaving in ends and crossing the finish line. 
 
Looks good  - very guyish.   IMHO.



 

5 comments:

Sandra said...

very guyish. and bery nice. And really, what spouse of a knitter actually expects knitting deadlines to be met?

Julia Thom said...

Looking great! You can do it! And if Jan 6th isn't meant to be... Oh well. It's a masterpiece! Crochet those steeks? I'll have to look that up.

LaurieM said...

Santa would be proud to wear that in the off season. :p

Deb said...

Looks great. You're going to make it, congrats.

Kristyn said...

You can totally make it. The sweater looks great.