Sunday, February 3, 2013

Back at It

Am I ever glad that January is behind us. The days are noticeably longer and the sun is minutely stronger every day. I think I can safely say that the doldrums are behind me.
This week, I finally finished a sweater that I started more than a year ago -- the Diamond Jacket from Marion Foale's Knitting Collection 1.
This is the first sweater I've knitted at such a fine gauge--9 stitches to the inch on size 1 (2.25 mm) needles. I bought the yarn, pattern, and buttons at Tutto Santa Fe, which I make a point of visiting whenever I'm in Santa Fe. The stitch pattern is a series of stockinette and reverse stockinette triangles that form an embossed texture. The edgings are all garter stitch, which I absolutely love when knitted at fine gauges.
Finishing the sweater gave me unexpected creative energy and I promptly went out and had my hair cut very short and ordered purple (!) glass frames.

8 comments:

Debbi said...

Beautiful sweater! Would love to see that short hair and those purple glasses!! Glad you are feeling better!

pattie in Geneseo said...

Beautiful sweater, now I'll wait patiently for a pic with the purple(!) frames!

Kim said...

The sweater turned out beautiful Ann. So nice to see it all assembled! I agree with the others & would love to see the new haircut & glasses too. :-)

GerryART said...

Nothing does better than a haircut!

PURPLE FRAMES!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go!

Hugs

Pat said...

WOW

Judith said...

My Mother passed away last Tuesday after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Before her illness, she was a devoted knitter, and I thankfully have some beautiful items she made especially for me. Today I will sit quitely and knit, thinking of her, wearing a vest she made for me and know she would just love the baby hat I'm making... my mom loved babies! Comfort and peace to all of us as we grieve life's losses.

Anonymous said...

Please, a picture with the new haircut and purple glasses.
The sweater is awesome. You keep us inspired. How many new haircuts and purple glasses will start showing up an knit night?

Mimi said...

Beautiful!