I finally finished the February Lady Sweater that my knitting group started as a KAL on FEBRUARY FIRST! I know! Insane that it took me almost 9 entire months to get this thing done. Obviously I took a break from it for a while not to mention that I knit nearly the entire body twice. TWICE! Remember me talking about it here? Yup pretty frustrating. I basically got back to this same point as before and then put it away for ooohh five months. But about a week ago I decided to pick it back up and just finish knitting it.
So there are multiple factors as to why I decided now to pick this back up now.
1. I'm on a stash knit down diet and have decided that all skeins used in a WIP would count. So I figured BONOUS get 1.5 skeins for just a little more work!
2. I had a bad knitting experience that also has something to do with my last post and really wanted to be selfish and make something just for me and no one else. And as it seems I have a lot of people having babies around me I figured now was as good a time as any to finish up something for my self
3. I love pink and wanted to wear my pink sweater
4. It's getting chilly out (mid 80's! I know freezing!) and I can start wearing sweaters again! Woot woot!
Anyways I know you are tired of my rambling so here are the details!! (I'm so excited!)
Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Yarn: 1.5 skeins of Twisted from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. This stuff goes forever. What a bargain... not to mention less ends to weave in. woot woot!
Needles: Size US 8's
Modifications:Well there weren't a whole lot of modifications needed. But the sleeves I did modify by shortening (I only did 6 lace repeats and 8 rows of garter stitch for the hem) and I also decreased the circumference of the sleeves by decreasing the extra stitches you pick up in the underarm over the next few rows.
Oh and the best thing of all is that the sweater fits beautifully! Totally worth the do-over or rather knit-over!