Tuesday, January 08, 2008

"Alcea" Finished!

Finished "Alcea" just after the first of the year. This clears out my UFO's basket, just in time for the Mara Class KAL - Autumn Oregon. This is the first time I have altered a pattern - the directions were for a pullover and I wanted a cardigan. Thanks to Anne Featonby of "She Ewe Knits" for all the posts on changing this sweater. It's knit with Jamieson's Spindrift on a size 4 circular needle. Ribbing was done on a size 2.75mm and this is the first time I have really been satisfied with the ribbing. It's nice and firm. Fit's pretty darn good though my sister is not too happy about that. It would have been hers if it didn't fit me. Guess I will have to make another. Don't look too closely at the picture (look like I had been sucking on lemons). But the sweater is gorgeous. Now filling my time while waiting for "Oregon" yarns to come by working on a pair of gloves from the Selbuvotter book. I'm having a devil of a time with the fingers - they have come close to the trash bucket a couple of times. Had no problems with the mittens but the gloves are going to send me to the funny farm!