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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
SAHM obsessed with yarn, beads and avoiding housework.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Finished works of Genius!

Or, well, maybe just somewhat competent.

First, is the beautiful purple sweater I made for the Knitter Olympics this winter. Apparently every winter olympics knitters everywhere go nuts. The idea is you choose a project that is a challenge for you but that you think you can start during opening ceremonies and finish before the closing. This was mine.

It is from the Spoke pattern and I used a Peruvian wool yarn from KnitPicks (link to the right). You can't tell in the picture, but it has all these amazing flecks of color in among the purple that look awesome. The only thing that saddens me is it looks so much better lying on the bed than on me. :(

Next is the sweater I knit for Ryan last Christmas. It was my first big garment project besides the cable sweater I knit myself out of crappy acrylic yarn.

I used a pattern from a magazine that I can't find right now (sorry if you were interested) and used a cotton/acrylic mix from Lion Brand. The color is much lighter than I thought it would be, but Ryan still likes it. In fact, he is wearing it today. :) I was super proud of myself because it has a zipper. I spent the whole time I was knitting it worried about the zipper. But it looks pretty darn good, even if I do say so myself.

Last, but not least is my first Afghan. I loved working on it. It was made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, which is a super bulky yarn and the pattern is a free one also from Lion Brand. It knit up really fast.

I love how it kind of looks like a giant's sweater. It is surprisingly soft and one of my favorite things to cozy with because I made it. :)
Anyway, that's enough showing off for today. Next time I'll show you what I am working on right now. I am spending today sewing it up. Cross your fingers for me that it will work out.


  1. Wow! I'm sorry to say I was a little skeptical at first, but I am above and beyond impressed with your work. Can't wait to see more!

  2. That's amazing! One day I'll do a sweater, they seem too intimidating. I've only done scarfs and one blanket.

  3. Those look great! I'm sitting here trying to figure out how I could sew something to look kinda like the purple sweater... :) It makes me want to learn how to knit. :)

  4. Thanks guys, I'm pretty proud of them.

    Trina, it's really easier than it seems. Just jump in and try! :)