…If he is smiling, then I am smiling…
Olympic Sweater Success!
Pattern: Dale of Norway Liberec 2009
Yarn: Reynolds Whiskey in natural and navy
Needles: Size US 1, 2, 3
Started May 2009 / Completed December 2009
I finished seaming at 10:35pm on New Year’s Eve – about 1.5 hours shy of my “deadline” of the new year. I did not count the initial blocking into my deadline, so I blocked over night and let it sit out for the morning and got photos this afternoon. (If I had finished this one day before, I could have had snow pictures, but it melted pretty quick!)
Aside from the Olympics knitting, this is the fourth year that I have made an annual “my man” sweater – with Christmas, his birthday, and our anniversary falling within two weeks of each other, it seems like a good time to make a big project like this. By far, this is the biggest project of all!
Probably the biggest undertaking of my knitting career – but what a great sense of accomplishment! There are only a few very minor things that I am not happy with (the raglan decreases are pulling across the chest, even after a good blocking…) but I am thrilled with the fit and overall look of the sweater.
The yarn was a decent substitute, as my yarn shop did not have the colors of the Dale yarn that I wanted for this sweater. I used Reynolds Whiskey. It seems to be a good sturdy yarn that will last awhile. Kris wears his clothes pretty hard, so this will be a good test!
…and I think he may actually wear it without me asking him too!
(in other words, 41 days to finish MY Olympic sweater!)