Wednesday, May 07, 2008

This Time With Pictures

The collar is on and quite handsome if I do say so myself.

I am really excited about this — as I've mentioned previously, this is my first for me sweater. I've made at least 5 little person sized sweaters, so I had some preparation. I was at least familiar with the concept of sweater construction, but dudes, making an adult sized sweater (and I am not a small person) is a whole different ball of yarn.

Anyway, the collar picked up and went in with little or no fuss. I merrily ribbed whilst watching A&E's production of Pride & Prejudice. Good Times.

Next Stop: Zipper Town.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Man-Sweater is Coming Along*


I have no pictures to show you (yet), but I am pleased to report that my Man-Sweater is so very almost done.

It's seamed up, sleeves in and most of the ends woven in. All that's left is to pick up and knit the collar, and then to find and sew in the zipper.

I'm a mite apprehensive as regards to that last, as the left and right fronts don't seem to be entirely the same length. (I should have knit them together the way I did the sleeves. That worked surprisingly well). I am hoping that ease and creative seamstressing will save the day.

I'll post again with a proper update (and pictures!) later.

*heheheheheh. She said "coming"