Greetings, one and all! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and got some time to do some sewing! I know I keep disappearing, but it is my strong hope that perhaps, in the near future, my life will reach … Continue reading
I finally did it, y’all – I finally broke free from the Perfectionist’s Curse! And I made stuff! Woohoo!!
Today’s make, however, is actually something I made over New Year’s while visiting my in-laws. I have really been enjoying knitting, and decided to take part in Andi Satterlund’s Selfish Swearer Knit-Along. I chose to knit her Chuck sweater pattern, which I’d been eyeing for a while since I looove knitting cables. It came together in no time at all – I started it the day after Christmas and finished exactly a week later!
Not to shabby! I knitted a size small, but I’m thinking I may need to size down when making her patterns in the future – it’s a bit big through the armholes and bust.
It’s still totally wearable, though, and I’ve enjoyed wearing it out several times since finishing it! I especially love the button-up shirt/sweater combo – it gives it a slightly preppy edge, which I enjoy :). I’ve been wanting to dress more professionally to work these days, and thought this ensemble had an especially polished, put-together look.
Check out those cables! I really do enjoy cable work. In fact, I’m trying to whip out another Chuck before the KAL ends. However, I’m using a different yarn – I used Lion Brand worsted weight for this one, and now I’m trying out Cascade 220, which is what the pattern calls for. For some reason, I’m have a terrible time with wonky cables and loose traveling stitches – any advice?? I’ve literally ripped it out three times, and am wondering if it’s even worth it to try at this point.
Anyhow, I’m quite pleased with this make – my very first finished project of 2015!