Finally some pictures, as promised. :)
First off, I figured I'd go back, and show you all all the sweaters I've finished since I got back into knitting. When my friends at work got back into knitting, one of them had the Stitch and Bitch book. I took a look through it and decided I'd get back into knitting. I went on a search for a LYS and found a few. I ended up going to the now closed Skeins, Ltd. in Bellevue, WA and got some Manos for a "Ribbed for Her Pleasure" scarf. After falling back in love with the art of knitting, I decided to finally start a sweater. I really liked Fluffa's Peppermint Twist sweater that was in the Stitch and Bitch book and decided to make it. When I went to Skeins, they didn't have the Cotton Glace that I was looking for, and they steered me towards some Anny Blatt wool. Here's my finished product:
Looks decent from the distance. I really did a bad job with finishing--I had no idea what I was doing at this point. I carried the yarn up the sides for the stripes, and also ended up doing both sleeves at once. I really ended up liking the colors. Perhaps one day this sweater can be saved. But right now I have no motivation to re-do the seaming.
The second sweater I worked on was Martha from Rowan 37. I ended up doing the eyelet version. I did it in the recommended yarn, the 4-ply Cotton. I really enjoyed working on this sweater, and figuring out how to continue the pattern with the waist shaping. And the texture created by the pattern is amazing.
This is also the first time I've ever installed buttons in a sweater. It took me forever to find these buttons. :)
The sweater ended up being a little small because I'm--how shall I put this--large on top. I also don't like how the yarn is pilling and fuzzing.
The last sweater I finished was Audrey from Rowan. I did this in Black Calmer. Audrey ended up getting pushed aside for other projects quite often. I do love working with the Calmer though. :)
Audrey has been the sweater that I've liked the finished product the best. The body fits well, but I do wish I did one less repeat on the lace edging, as the neck is a little large, and it's hard to wear the proper undergarments without broadcasting what I'm wearing to the world. This picture of the black is pretty washed out--It's much more blacker than this picture.
Here's the Christmas presents I've been working on. This hat and scarf set is from Holiday Knits, done in Karabella Aurora 8. It's black and and a nice cornflower blue. This set is destined to go to my friend Dave.
Finally, a Pumpkin colored scarf for my Mom with a green hat. The yarn for the hat is Anny Blatt Ksar, and the yarn for the scarf is Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra that I got on sale at Hilltop East.
Now I just have to figure a good way to package these scarves and hats. :)