Sunday, April 27, 2008

Progress in Sweaterville

There has been some progress in Sweaterville. I am speaking of that sweater I began back in January, my very first sweater ever, that took forever with the shoulder increases and where I thought I was going to run out of yarn. That sweater. Well, it's coming along. I'm not crazy about the way the yarn is knitting up, and it's just a bit too big on me, and I think I should've done fewer of those shoulder increases because the neckline doesn't fall where I'd like it to. Ahem.

Here's the sweater from over a month ago:

And here's the sweater where it stands today:

Sexy, no? Bleah! But it'll look better when it's done. I hope. And if it doesn't, well, it's my very first sweater and it's allowed to be a little sucky. I can always just wear it at home. I already know a few things I'll do differently if I knit the pattern again.

I also went out and bought the yarn for my next sweater, which I'm thinking will be a sort of cropped cardigan. I love the color of this yarn, although it will look awful with my coloring. Oh well. Acid green cardigan, you're next!

And let's not forget that there's also been some progress in Sock Town:

This is an upside-down version of the Monkey pattern done in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the Tropical Storm colorway. Upside-down Blue Monkey.

Also, next month Nico and I are moving to Olympia (I will still commute to work every day). Also we're engaged. Hot cha!


Jason said...

Nice knitting.

Congrats on the engagement! :)

crashcourse said...

Congratulations on the engagement. Also, I'm very impressed with your sweater attempt. I haven't even tried socks yet... but I've been eyeballing the pattern for Wicked. Have fun in Olympia. There was a great punky little pizza shop that I went to last time I was there. If I remember the name, I'll swing back by.

Mairvin and Pals said...

When you embed news like engagement into a blog about knitting, you have to expect it to take me a few days to find. Congratulations!