Saturday, 31 October 2009

February Lady Sweater done!

As focussed as I have been on the wardrobe competition, I have also been working on some other side projects. One of those is to finally finish the February Lady Sweater from Flint Knits. I think this must be the most popular free pattern on the web and for good reason. It is super versatile as you knit from the top down and can adjust the length of the body and sleeves to suit as you go. I will admit it looks a little like a bed jacket here but I promise, with jeans it actually looks a lot cooler!

This project took me ages because, while knitting in one piece avoids all that tedious finishing (which I don't really mind to be honest), it does mean you are working on a huge heavy piece with loads of stitches. This is not really compatible with sharing your life with a burmese princess who is not happy about sharing your lap. And since Desmo is nice enough to let me live in her house and feed her and pay all the bills then I really should repay the kindness by leaving my lap as available as possible.

As is typical, the warm weather has finally arrived so this piece will now go into a drawer for several months but I have managed to take it out of the house a couple of times to linger in the freezer section of the supermarket!


Anonymous said...

Very cute. This is a popular pattern. I have a cotton version on my needles right now...I put it away for now so I can work on a wool sweater. I messed up on the lace and felt frustrated! I love the color you chose.And you are so right about it being a monster on the lap...thank goodness there is no assembling afterwards.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your sweater looks great.It's a beautiful color.I like the style, makes me wish I could knit.

(I did crochet wash clothes -once :)