Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Congratulations on a job well done! It is beautiful. Knit on, Ramona

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:40 PM  

That sweater is absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to go stash diving again!


By Anonymous diann, at 9:47 PM  

Oh, it's so pretty! I just love the way all the colors came out to one beautiful rich hue! A long journey, but worth it. I predict you will get compliments every time you wear that sweater. :)

By Blogger cathy, at 12:53 AM  

Oh, it's beautiful! And very inspiring for me to finish my never-ending EZ saddle shoulder sweater.

By Blogger erica, at 4:05 PM  

Bess, notwithstanding the tweaking, it's gorgeous! Bravo!


By Blogger Marg, at 11:28 PM  

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009  

I'm alive

Just doesn't seem that way. Life has kept me busy and work has sucked me up - this is the third week of January, when my library board has it's quarterly meeting. A lot of little meetings lead up to the big kahuna meeting of January 20 - a day nobody wanted to be at a meeting.

There has been knitting though, in TheCastle. With great perseverance I slogged away on those few inches of sweater sleeve. I found, as the fabric of the sweater grew it took on a color all its own, so that what began as a random selection of coordinating yarns eventually insisted upon being a color and the last few stripes required a lot of thought. As I ran out of one yarn I had to find something that worked from the second string skeins. It became harder and harder to pick and easier and easier to pretend I wasn't a knitter. Over the weekend I summoned the discipline to finish those sleeves, seam them up and begin the miles of i-cord bindoff. That went faster than I had anticipated and ostensibly the sweater is finished.

Only I decreased stitches across the back neck and it's too tight now. I'll have to rip out and re-do about half the i-cord. Fortunately, that sort of knitting is fun. But I don't want to block this sweater till it's done, so I won't have a final photo till the end of the weekend. But for the patient who have long awaited my stash busting Elizabeth Zimmermann Adult Surprise Sweater


posted by Bess | 8:11 PM