Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another knit for ME

I finished my BoHo blouse from the book Glam Knits. Talk about fast!



Of course, once I blocked it I had to wait 2 days for it to dry. And as this yarn was 100% wool, I was not sticking it in the dryer.


I actually finished it up (or thought I had) Saturday afternoon, just in time to go to a friends' daughters' birthday party. But decided while at the party it was too short (it kept riding up in the back). So after we got home from the birthday party and while Todd was at a garage fire Saturday night at our neighbors house, I ripped it back and kept knitting. I think I added something like 6 inches to the overall length. I just knit until I used up the whole skien of yarn - which made it 3 skiens total for this sweater.


A good soaking in the sink, pinned it out on some nifty blocking boards my Mom got, and it fits perfectly. Not too tight, not too loose.

I did not do the cables at the top, and you can see my increase rounds - maybe the cables would hide these? I don't know. But I do know it is very comfortable and this yarn is WARM.
Now I've made a deal with myself that I have to put away all of the projects for ME (guess I am a very selfish quilter and knitter) and I HAVE to get moving on some Christmas presents. It will be here before we know it......
Enjoy your days!
Kris

8 comments:

Patty said...

Very nice; you sure are talented with knitting needles!

Miriam said...

I love this color and this pattern. I think the extra length looks perfect.... and sometimes Mom has to do something for herself!

scrappy quilter said...

I love it. It's awesome!!

Kristie said...

Oh, that looks very nice! I sure wish I knew how to knit!
Kristie

Small House said...

WOW....I mean seriously WOW!!!! GORGEOUS.

country mouse said...

beautiful! Looks great, wish I had your talent for knitting. Maybe one of these days I'll get brave and pick up a pair of knitting needles myself :) I would love to be able to make such beautiful wearables.

The Kramer Family said...

Sooooooo cute! i totally love it!!

warren said...

Awesome work! Well done!