31 January 2007


I am finally done with my sweater. To be honest, I am not quite sure how many balls of Berkshire Bulky I used. I would have to check the invoice and subtract how many balls I have left. I cannot find the pattern online anymore, so I can't show you what the pattern was supposed to look like. It's very similar minus a row of bobbles. Some of my cable "v's" aren't as define as I'd like them to be, but it isn't bad for my first cable project. Bobbles, yeah, the original pattern caught my eye, and here you have it, my finished project. I ended up finishing it last night at home where I was able to obtain size 11 dpn. It certainly is warm, and bulky. The sleeves are a tad bit too long, when stretched out normally, they come to the middle of my palm. When I folded the sleeves over this morning I couldn't put my jacket on because my sweater was obstructing my arm's path of getting through. It's a bright blue and I'm proud of it. It only took me roughly 2.5 weeks to finish as I've said before.

Now onto finishing my blue hat, and a black hat that I ended up taking out because I screwed up the pattern. I may start at the crown instead of the bottom, but we'll see. I'm basically making up a pattern for that, although the pattern can't be too fancy because it is for my brother and he is somewhat picky when it comes to clothes, etc. It has to be plain and simple, nothing too extravagant with cables or anything of the sort. I'm not sure if I'd want to make up my own cable/hat pattern just yet anyways, I'll have to get more proficient with making up simple patterns down first before I take the next step. I ended up making another charcoal grey hat over the summer to use up yarn and that hat turned out quite well for making my own pattern too. I've also made up a pattern for the mittens that I've been wearing lately (my blue ones with the snow-flake). Speaking of, I still have yarn left over to make a hat to match, although I'm going to wait for summer where I can really sit down and decide what I want to do; it's going to have snowflakes in the pattern, I just have to decide how big I want them, how many, etc. Which is for another day and not during this semester.

Anyways, my sweater is done and I'm happy with it no matter what anyone thinks of the sweater (some people may think that the bobbles are weird), although it isn't the best sweater ever, it certainly isn't the worst. My mom was right about people wanting to play with the bobbles, my roommate right off of the bat when I first tried it on liked to play with them. It's a warm sweater on these single digit days, which is what counts.

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