... to finally knit my husband a sweater. I don't know if you all have heard of the sweater curse, which basically says a knitter shouldn't knit a sweater for his/her beloved until they are married, else the loved one will break off the relationship shortly afterwards or before the sweater is even completed. Not sure which would be worse!
Several months ago, I chose this pattern
to knit for him. When I went to the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet
festival in February I bought the yarn to knit it. I got Louet
Riverstone yarn in a lovely mossy green (to bring out his eyes!) and a
pewter gray for the contrasting colorwork. Did I bother with a swatch?
Nooooo! I just cast on and started knitting. I'm making the smallest
size, with a chest measurement of 41-3/4" -- his chest measures
somewhere between 38-39 (he's a tall, slim fellow). I asked him whether
I should keep knitting as-is, or try to make it smaller. He said to
keep going, so keep going I shall. I just started the colorwork (don't
really have enough to warrant a photo yet), and so far all is well.
This will be my first sweater done in pieces, though the body is knitted
in the round up to the arm holes.
So ... I'm going to
earn some knitting time. There are some household chores that need to
get done, so off I go to do them and then sit down and knit on hubby's
sweater for a while. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, don'tcha