A Quick Note

Phew! I finished the big handknit project for this holiday — a sweater for one of my sisters (I hope she doesn’t read this post before tomorrow afternoon!) based on a sweater I’ve long been inspired by — Adrian’s (Hello Yarn!) Wave Yoke Sweater. I even swiped her wave pattern for the yoke! I added the waves on the sleeves on my own. And yes, that is my handspun with the deep brown Cascade 220!

mandelbrot wave
mandelbrot wave (named by hub)

The sweater is still slightly damp and blocking, but I have high hopes that it will be dry and happy in the morning and that my sister will like it. I also hope to get an actual FO shot. I have two sweaters that haven’t had FO posts yet because my camera sensor needs cleaning and I am scared!

Once I finished my furious deadline knitting on the sweater, I started a leisurely knitting project for fun — Kate Gilbert’s gorgeous Bird in Hand mittens.

mitten start
oh, gorgeous, gorgeous probably too-big mitten…

Frankly I don’t care who these are for, I just want to KNIT them. This is why I am not stressing out over the fact that despite fighting with gauge and knitting worsted weight yarn on US2 needles (which is not good for my rsi) I think they are 50 foot woman size. I just want to knit them. Or at least one of them.

5 Comments so far

  1. stacey on December 24th, 2007

    that came out amazing!!!!! the colors you chose are beautiful – the brights against the chocolate – she’ll love it!

  2. E on December 24th, 2007

    Goodness! Yay for purty sweater!

  3. Andrea on December 24th, 2007

    It looks great!

  4. Julie on December 24th, 2007

    Jess this is beautiful, your sister is going to love it. Plus, can’t wait to see the mittens; I’m in love with that pattern too.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Holly Jo on December 25th, 2007

    Hope your sister was appropriately appreciative of that gorgeous sweater! :) Beautiful knitting.

    Have a merry Christmas!