July 24, 2004

Done, done, done!

Finally! The King Charles Brocade sweater for Mark is finished:


After all the pain and re-doing involved, I think it came out well. I don’t know why it took so long to finish, but I hope the next one I do for Mark is quicker!

I’ve also finished the second sock I was working on (or, almost — I just need to cast off with a larger needle). I think I’m done with socks for a little while — I don’t want to get too bored with them, so I’ll wait a week or two before starting the next pair.

As I was finishing Mark’s sweater, I actually started the next thing — I couldn’t sew seams while chatting or reading blogs, after all! Here is the beginning of my next sweater, in that silk from Elann I bought a while back:


Doesn’t look much like a front yet, does it? It’s a modular sweater from Just One More Row, so it’s constructed out of mitred squares and triangles, mainly. It’s fun to knit — after casting on/picking up for the square, it just keeps decreasing away to nothing. It’s very satisfying! It’s also just a joy to be working on something new, finally. I think it will go pretty quickly. Here is a closer look at some of the squares.

Tigger was interested in the photo shoot too:


Now that I’m on to a new project, of course, I’m already thinking about the next… but this time I think I’ll try to finish one before starting another!

Posted by Aven at July 24, 2004 05:22 PM

And well done! Mark looks pretty happy with the sweater as well! Am I noticing a recurrent pattern of triangular patterning in current knitting here?

Posted by: Elizabeth at July 25, 2004 12:52 PM

Mark’s swaeter looks wonderful even on a HOT summer day. I love the look of your new project, the colour is great. I did a small project in mitred squares after reading Domino Knitting by Vivian Høxbro.
http://www.needleartsbookshop.com/knitting/Domino_Knitting.html I thought it was fun and very satisfying too!

Posted by: Paula at July 25, 2004 11:44 PM

Great job on Mark’s sweater!

Posted by: alison at July 26, 2004 03:40 AM

Wow, great sweater!! I have yet to make a sweater for my husband (not sure if he’d wear one that I made), but I’m totally inspired by all the great sweaters you make for your hubby!

Posted by: chris at July 26, 2004 09:56 AM

Nice sweater. You’re lucky to have a man who wants sweaters (my guy says they’re too hot).

And I love the mitred squares—I’m working on an entrelac pattern and there’s something fun about working only 9 sts at a time.

Posted by: Steph at July 26, 2004 11:36 AM

Great looking sweater and model! Teehee!

Excellent job—you’ve inspired me to play around with that stitch for a project or two.

Posted by: Anita at July 26, 2004 11:50 AM

The sweater looks great…I really don’t have the patience for all that seaming at the end….

Posted by: Lisa at July 27, 2004 09:26 AM

Looks great! I’d be thrilled to finish a sweater in approximately 2 months (I searched your site : ) Way to go!

Posted by: Patty at July 27, 2004 07:10 PM