Tuesday, December 15, 2009

finally FLAK

Years ago...Feb. 2006 (I think) I joined a KAL (Knit ALong) to knit this cable sweater. I bought the yarn. I knit the swatch. I had Anita The Fiber Artist measure me at an odd Tuesday knit night. I started the sweater.
And then I would let it hibernate. Every year I'd knit a bit more, but it did more hibernating.

Well It is finished. Except for blocking.
It is a cranberry color no matter what the picture looks like, it is a dark red. I'll see if I can get someone to take a better picture of me in it at Odd Tuesday tonight.



beadlizard said...

Wow -- it's beautiful! I just zoomed in on the photos and your cables really pop nicely. What yarn did you use? Good fit, too. Perfect sweater!

freebird said...

Congratulations! That's a great sweater too. Cables and everything. I'm very impressed! I am still sort of working on a sweater from years ago. Well, I took it out and looked at it this fall before returning it to the closet anyhow. I started with a sleeve per instructions. Great. Did it. Looks great. Started second sleeve. Way bigger! I'm using multiple yarns so it's not easy to rip and redo and so I started on the body figuring whichever sleeve matches the body will work and try to make another but I'm afraid I don't have enough yarn for all that and it was a kit from Canada. That's a lot of work to find out I don't so that's why it went back in the closet. Do you ever have trouble with gauge changing on you as you work on a piece?