Sunday, October 7, 2007

Intro and progress photo


I was so giddy to find a knit-along for this sweater but I almost considered not joining just because it seems like whenever I join a knit-along, I never finish the sweater. However, I've given myself a deadline of October 20th to finish so you can hold me to that. I'm nearly finished with the back, just working on the last few inches and then I'll be ready for the final decreases and to bind off. I'm knitting it in Cascade 220 Superwash in color #855 which they call maroon but like Ron Weasley and as a fellow redhead, I'm not fond of the idea of maroon and I prefer to consider it more of a "brick" color. I love how it's turning out so far, the texture is yummy and the moss stitch really isn't as tedious as I thought it was going to be. Oh, and take a look at my needles in the picture - they've turned red from the yarn.

5 comments:

kathy in juneau said...

That color is luscious. If I weren't already making one, your post would make me want to start. ;-)

Christina said...

Thank you! When I hear things like that, it inspires me to keep going on a project. By the way, I love the color you're doing your's in as well, it's so soft and earthy and something I'd more usually pick over the red. I thought I'd be adventurous for the project, though.

Brenda said...

Lovely color! I sometimes get bogged down when I join a KAL, too. But this time, I've only bogged down on posting to the KAL; I am actually getting the sweater knit.

Lynn said...

So, if you're trying to finish this by Oct. 20th, does that mean you're planning on wearing it to Rhinebeck? I have the back and one front done on my cardigan (although I haven't gotten around to posting here) and I was hoping to wear mine to Rhinebeck on the 20th, but I doubt if I'll make it. I'd lovwe to see yours there, though, that color is beautiful!

Christina said...

Brenda - I hear you on getting bogged down but I'm finally getting this sweater knit, too.

Lynn - I would LOVE to go to Rhinebeck (I looked it up online - drooool) but actually, I just randomly picked October 20th and if I weren't in Oregon, I would absolutely be going to Rhinebeck. But I hope that you get to go, I'll be envious if you do!