What a lovely sweater, I bet your son will be thrilled to get such a wonderful gift. I can knit, (not as well as you) but have no patience for it.
Lynne in OZ
Thank you Lynne. It's not for my son but for that of my home help. Her husband is doing odd jobs. Both to proud to accept help easily, but knitting makes me an honorary grandma.
Flawless, Magnificent, Gorgeous knitting. I love how you have turned a ball of yarn, into something this beautiful. Amazing! I wish I had a talent for knitting, like you. Keep those fingers moving and I will keep imagining your needles flying, when you make items like this.-Toogie
Thanks, Toogie. Not completely flawless, but the better you can correct those the better the result.
I am always amazed at those who can make complicated things, like this guernsey, out of yarn. Congratulations on getting this UFO done and beautifully too!
Thank you. I always want to figure out how things are done, has got me into trouble at times, but generally I succeed. A sewing pattern is useful for general size and shape. I used to buy enough material, which lead to lots of odd balls and smaller leftovers. I sorted them on brand and type, so I know one needle size will do. Unfortunately I loved knitting on 2.5 or 3 mm needles which give great results but take a lot more time than 5 mm needles.
Excellent. Nice to see the traditional patterns still used.
They all have a rhythm of their own and once you get that it is a no-brainer. Nice when watching TV - the Olympics especiallt the speed skating will be watched, so I will knit.
I know how this goes. I start always with a lot of enthusiasm and towards the and I slow down. If something new comes along that I want to try, current projects become UFOS.
I am glad you finished this sweater, because of the result. Great job.
You are right, first a birthday, then a request for 10 notebooks, then I forgot all about it. But last week I tried to clear out my sewing room an collected knit-UFOs, all of yarn, small, larger, thin, middle and thick. Made me feel a bit guilty.
They are both beautiful. Love the color!
Another UFO completed...great job on both!
Thank you. And as I did feel quite dizzy all day I am halfway a very simple one - although I might change that now that I am starting a round upper bit (I haven't a clue what that's called in English).
I've been looking at ideas for stash reduction. There's one I'll try after finishing this one.
Brilliant! I'm so envious that I never learned this talent.
Me too Jerilyn.
Never too old to try...?
Looks like something you would buy at a high end store, beautiful work.
Martine, both of these are handsome......love the details, the chevrons are gorgeous!!
As it is coming from a great knitter I am very flattered by your comment!