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Hitting a Goal

March 21, 2016

Happy Monday Everyone, (insert groans) I know it’s been a little while since I have taken to the keyboard, but suffice it to say chronic illnesses seriously suck. In other news I had a meet up last week with some fellow fibery friends and while my introversion/some social anxiety almost prevented me from going, I managed to get the gumption to go. Guys? I forgot just how amazing it can be to be around others who enjoy our crafty pursuits. Don’t get me wrong The Giant has become a fantastic and greatly appreciative fan of wooly things, but there is just something about be around people who actually are into it.

Crafting on a whole has been a little on the slow side lately. I have managed to finish one project, but it was a couple weeks ago. Although, as a double bonus it helps me knock out one of my goals for this year. (Number two, for those playing along at home.)

I haven’t gotten an “action” shot yet, but the cats made sure to assist in all photo taking endeavours, as evidenced here.

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The photo is blurry, and the sweater itself is a little wrinkly, all thanks to two tabby cats that feel the need to claim whatever wooly thing that is on the floor.

The project itself went smoothly and I actually like the way it turned out, aside from the non-button band, button band. You can see at the bottom it is pulling in, I am pretty damn sure I picked up 3 for every 4 rows and I still had it happen. It’s a minor thing and I can still wear it with no issues, but sometimes it’s the principle of the thing.

Quick Specs:
Pattern: Mama Vertebrae
Yarn: Berroco Vintage, in the oh so helpful colorway 5174
Mods: I made the body longer and kept the sleeves shorter. 1 x 1 twisted rib.
I used less than 4 full skeins total.

Until next time!

From → Fiber Arts, Knitting

  1. hookedknitter permalink

    I love this pattern- have bought it! Thanks for the inspiration

  2. sparkeespud permalink

    It is always excellent finding a group you belong to. I haven’t been to a knit group in ages and still haven’t found one I truly enjoy here in Omaha. The sweater looks great!

  3. Glad you finished a goal! Very nicely done. Also glad you were able to join your friends. Hope that means you are feeling better.

  4. Yay for knitting with other fiber lovers 🙂 And for finishing such a cozy sweater! That one is on my “to-knit” list!!

  5. Missy's Crafty Mess permalink

    This is great and almost makes me want to cast on a sweater.

  6. Marja permalink

    It was so great to spend time with you! It had been too long.

  7. shellssells permalink

    I think I almost forgot too! And it was actually the best part of my week.

    Nice job on the sweater, it looks great!

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