Wednesday, February 25, 2015
An (Early!) Birthday Sweater
I convinced him to let me buy the yarn to take on my semi-annual girls trip away. After all, I needed something to work on and the birthdays are just a month or so away...
Well, the yarn came, coinciding with a business trip that took him away for four long days and nights. I had no choice. I started.
At first I told myself I'd just work the yoke - get past the lacework to the mindless knitting that would be prime work for sitting and talking with my girlfriends by the fire. But the yoke went quickly and I told myself alright, just a little bit of the body. When the body was done, I thought maybe I'd save the sleeves but by that point I was really wanting to see the end result.
All in all, I knit her size 7 sweater in a week - trying to convince myself not to the entire way, a good 3 weeks before I left on my trip. I really shouldn't buy yarn in advance. I don't stand a chance.
Apparently I also shouldn't make birthday gifts in advance, because once it was done I couldn't resist giving it to her right away. She has worn it daily for a week and declares it her favorite sweater ever. I really couldn't ask for anything more than that.
Forgive the iphone pictures, my DSLR battery charger bit the dust! The sweater pattern is Granny's Favorite, the yarn is Swish DK in Dove Heather (approximately 5 balls for size 8), the buttons are 1/2 inch blue glass vintage purchased on Etsy. Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along today!
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