March 15, 2006

Knitting Happy Dance

This terrible photo is actually a shawl I finished tonight. It's done using Berocco Suede and you start with one stitch and by knitting into the front and back of the last stitch, you increase the size of the triangle. I did this for 174 more repeats and let me tell you, it gets old pretty quickly once you pass about 60. I think I started this in November or December, put it down for a while and have been trying to whittle away at it little by little. The picture is terrible but I couldn't get a good one. I still have to fringe the two sides so it's really not finished but close enough!

This is what it will look like once the fringe is on.

I bought the yarn and the book two summers ago with the intent of making this as a 2004 Christmas gift for my boss . However, after all the work that went into it, I'm keeping it! Quite a few of the projects I have done recently were intended for others and I've ended up keeping them for me. Selfish maybe but at least I know that I will appreciate all the time and effort that went into it's creation whereas someone else might not.

Now that this is off the needles, I am looking forward to starting a cardigan sweater project and a new pair of socks - both for me!


~Harsha~ said...

Its looking great even from that photo when i click on it.. well done :)

Barbara said...

Man, if I could knit anything, I'd definately keep it for myself!!

Lnanaa said...

It looks good to me.

I have been learning how to knit and it's really a lot of fun.

Right now I am just practicing the different knit stitches and trying to get used to the big needles compare to the taperstry needles from cross stitching. :)

Joanie said...

You will look divine in your creation, dahling!

Socks and a sweater...wanna adopt me? LOL!!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

I could appreciate your efforts as much as you do. :) What was the "suede" like to work with?