Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cozy

I don't have an incredible amount to share today, but I would like to show you the progress I have been making on my Staccato sweater.


See that?  It's totally almost done.  Somehow I managed to knit both sleeves and the hood over the past week and a half.  Before I had done the sleeves, I thought this sweater was going to be way too huge for me and at one point I almost scrapped it.  But now that all the pieces are done, I'm loving how comfortably roomy it is.  It's exactly what I wanted.  This is the sweater version of the baggy sweatshirts that I love so much.  (Yes, I realize I'm not the most fashionable individual out there.)


I can't wait for it to be completely finished so I can begin wearing it (although, truth be told, I've been wearing it as is all day and it is wonderful.)  I have a sneaking suspicion, however, that it will be going into hibernation again for quite a while.  I've never been very keen on all of the finishing a large piece like this demands, and there are still hundreds of ends to weave in, hems to tack down, a zipper facing to knit in, and a zipper to install.  Perhaps this sweater will be ready for next winter.  Wouldn't that be great?

19 comments:

  1. I think you need to suck it up and get that bad boy finished. It looks fabulous on you and, clearly, it's beautifully knit.

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  2. Winter's almost over, here. Take your time ;)

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  3. The only sweater I've actually finished so far was Wrenna from French Girl Knits, which I did with Bulky yarn, 12.75mm needles, and a real n00b approach; it was my first lace project AND my first garment. It took me a few weeks, and I later discovered I had been purling incorrectly *the entire time*.

    That was a few years ago, and I have yet to summon the courage to knit more than 1/4 of any one sweater pattern since. I am super impressed with your persistence!

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  4. Looks very comfy! Just weaving in all those ends scares me, let alone everything else. You'll get it done when you're ready to.

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  5. Love love love it..such a shame to make it wait another year. It begs to compliment you now..totally fab!

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  6. 1) Who takes your photos?

    2) Just do one thing each day, then knit something else. Before you know it, it will be done!

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  7. Love it. L.O.V.E. it. You still have snow on the ground - plenty of time to do all that finishing........

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  8. Power through!! You'll be so glad to have the finished sweater. It's going to be cold for a while still...

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  9. NOOOOO! It looks fab and totally awesome on you in a This Is Totally Unique And You Wish You Were Me kind of way, and you MUST finish it soon!

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  10. Just met you today at the coffee shop - I was one of the loud, laughing women. Love the blog and your beautiful spinning! I am impressed and so jealous at your skill. Thanks for a great cup of coffee and the space we use every Monday -TGIM.

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  11. Who is that sexy intense looking man? Yeah, good sweater, but wow... he's the winner here! xo

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  12. You've one fabulous sweater there! It looks fabulous on you and you need to just get your butt in gear and get it finished. You'll have plenty of chances to wear it this winter and you're going to love having it for next winter! Geterdone!

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  13. it looks great. I did a test knit for this pattern eons ago and did it with yarn I had in my stash. This makes me want to re-visit the pattern and knit myself up something stripey! :)

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  14. That sweater looks awesome! nice work (as usual)

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  15. Peter, the sweater is beautiful and it looks wonderful on you. Even though finishing a sweater is a pain, you truly need to do so this year. Also, I love the earrings. They look good on you.

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  16. Very, very sharp. You rock it.

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  17. Dear Peter,

    You have fallen off the blogging wagon. Please get back on. :-)

    -with love and respect

    Todd

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  18. It's wonderful ! cela me motive à faire mon propre gilet... tu es doué.

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