Friday, April 27, 2007
FO: Daisy sweater - Knitting Olympics 2006
In early 2006, I had just discovered blogs. I started reading them, heard about the bloggy awards and therefore found the Yarn Harlot. I started reading (back then I was still hitting reload in my browser - are you still doing that? That's so 2006....) and the timing was just right for me to join the Knitting Olympics. (Go read. I'll wait.) We had more Knitting Olympics participants than the real Olympics did.
So I decided on the Yarn Harlot's own pattern, a baby sweater. Why a baby sweater? Because it has all the parts of a sweater, but it's smaller. This way I could finally practice my finishing techniques and have a real pieced-together finished thing.
I stopped by my local sewing shop that had yarn, got some Tahki Cotton Classic, and began. I knitted during meetings at work (I explained the challenge). I knitted during my lunch breaks. I took it with me everywhere. I rediscovered that I like knitting - a lot! And my hands didn't hurt! Yay!
So here, after all this time, I finally took a photo. When I finished (just barely in time; I think I had it done except for the buttons being sewed on) I used some leftovers to make a hat (my first "self-designed" hat) and some socks/booties.
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic, aqua, I think I ended up buying 3 skeins
Pattern: Daisy Sweater (from Knitty), by the Yarn Harlot, without any embellishment, in the smallest size.
Needles: I have no idea. I probably used size 7 circular, Susan Bates.
And finally, I have a blog so I can put up my medal.
A close-up of the fish buttons:
Simply Recipes, for getting nominated for a Bloggy, so that I could discover the Yarn Harlot, so that I would join the Knitting Olympics, so that I picked up knitting again, so that I could start this blog, and meet all of you!