Knitpicks had sent me a catalogue and I figured I'd try out their yarn (woah, it's affordable, though not as fun to shop as my LYS) and why not try a pattern at the same time. So I got the kit. I'm feeling a little funny about it as I didn't get to really choose my colors (they actually go together). It almost feels like cheating (should it be this easy to start a project?).
I chose this particular pattern because I've been wanting to try this 'shrug' shape. I'm not the kind of knitter that can just read a pattern and understand how it will all fit together. I need the visual piece plus the physical act of completing it to understand a concept. Then I am able to begin my experimentation when I knit off the cuff and design as I play.
All that aside, I've officially throw caution to the wind, and cast on my first kit project AND my first adult sized sweater!!!
|Here's the first inch and 1/2|
|That's Dot (English bulldog) up close, and Penny curled up so ladylike in the background, oh, and my hubby Dave half|
on, half off the couch
Side bar: Ovation had a great two part Dr Zhivago on. I was knitting and sobbing through it today. And when I say sobbing, I mean barely able to take a breath, face and shirt wet, sobbing. Tragic story. I'll have to read it now, but that's for another day.
Ok, the sweater. So I now have about six inches knit up, I think I'm going to like it, and I have to say that I'm very pleased with the yarn so far. It's pleasant to knit with and has a nice hand to it. Not scratchy and quite soft, but holds its shape nicely. So far, Knit Picks gets a thumbs up and kit knitting gets an optimistic grin. I'm holding out on a final decision to see if they actually gave me enough yarn! Hmmmm, I think it might be time for a few more inches on that sweater and little dream of mollyandollie kits for the etsy site.
Here's a little taste of Oliver too since I feel like he needs to be represented too!
|Oliver and Dada on our "hooray for snow!" walk last night|