It took me a while, just knitting a little here and there in truck stops, taverns, and honky tonks, but I finally finished it last night.
I think it turned out ok for a first attempt. At least it fits LOL
It looks great - love raglans - and what a beautiful shade of blue! The fit seems to be perfect, both comfortable and flattering. This doesn't look like a first sweater to me - can't tell you how eager I am to see your second sweater. (My own first sweaters mercifully disappeared - with some help - years ago.)
Thanks. Trying it on as I went helped a lot with getting the fit right.
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Beautiful job and the fit looks perfect, looks like it was done by a master. I agree with Mmario regarding your stories, I love reading them. I'm sure they would go over well.
Congratulations MMason. I have been wondering how you were getting on with this. You have done a great job and you have raised the bar for yourself. Looking forward to seeing the cables, colourwork, lace, etc.
Thanks. I'm sure the next sweater will be cabled.
Once you get the handle of it cables are so easy. Do a swatch to get idea of what to do and when you get comfortable you can start a project. I love cables, they don't look like much and then all of a sudden they start to take form and you think did I really do that? IMHO the secret of a cabled project is in the color of the yarn you pick, I think lighter colors show off the cables better than darker colors. Good luck.
Yeah I enjoy doing cable work, I think they really add some flair to a simple project. I've done several cable projects and find myself wanting to put cables in everything LOL
Beautiful, and I'm totally impressed at the places you worked on it.... most of the time i'm nervous about even stopping at those places to pee. AND you look hot in it. Congrats!
Thanks. Being a trucker those are the sorts of places I get the time for knitting. I'm big enough and ugly enough that folks don't bother me LOL
The other night one dude in a country bar told me I looked like I should be rebuilding the carb on a pan head, not knitting a sweater LOL I told him I can do that too.
Visit Crafty Andy's Blog What a beautiful job you have done, you have inspired me. Very nice sweater and the color is fantastic! It's cerulian Blue! The Devil Wears Prada!!!
Thanks Andy. I've seen your great work, and this sweater pales in comparison.
What a great sweater - and it is your first. Congratulations. I love the colour.
Thanks, it was fun.
The sweater looks great!!
If this is just what you consider OK, I can't wait to see a project you feel came out great! IMHO it turned out great! Wear it with pride.
Thanks. There are a couple of things I'll do different on the next one, but all in all I'm happy with it.
With each project I find that there are things I would and will do differently next time. That's the nature of learning and what keeps the process of knitting fun.
It's all been said but I'll say it again - love the color, it is beautiful, it fits, you look great in it.
Yep, that's true. I learn something from every project. Thanks.
I just love the color too! Congratulations on a job well done! What project are you going to tackle next?
Thanks. I'm going to whip up a matching hat to go with the sweater. Not too sure what I'll do after that.
The sweater looks great. Love the colour. Job well done. congratulations
Wow! Your sweater looks great, and you look great in it! ;-)
Your first you say? It looks fantastic for a first, or second or third!!
Thanks. Yep, is my first sweater.
It has turned out beautifully. Love the colour.
Thanks. I really like the color too. Matches my eyes LOL
wow. It looks great. I have knit 3 sweaters so far and only one fit - kind of. Maybe I should try the top down method...your sweater is beautiful!
Thanks. I liked the top down technique as it was easy to try it on as I went, and of course no seaming LOL
looks very well. you have good technique!!!
It's fantastic - well done, you! I really like the colour and it looks very comfy. I've never done a neck-down jumper so you're one-up on me. What pattern and knitting wools did you use? Certainly, you can wear that with pride! As I've told you before, it's been fun to accompany you on MWK from your first scarf to this fab jumper.
BTW: I like your new photo.
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Thanks, I really enjoyed knitting it.
I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes yarn, the colorway is Sapphire Heather. No pattern, I just calculated the initial stitches using percentages and went from there, adjusting as needed for fit and ease.
sometimes it can be really tricky to get the shoulders and collar to look right. looks like you did a great job.
Thanks. I did it neck down and kept trying it on as I went to make any needed adjustments.
LOL thanks. I was kind of surprised that it fit.
YOu shoouldn't have been (surprised) - You were trying it on as you went, weren't you?
Congratulations - BTW, Please consider writing up some of your stories for submission to Darrell for the MWK e-zine. Would make a good "column" - you could call it "KIP on Trucking"
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Yeah I tried it on as I went, but I still expected to somehow screw up the fit LOL
There's an e-zine?
I never thought any of my stories would be of much interest. Boring stuff really.
Understood. Of course, I never thought anyone would be interested in knitting a pattern I had designed. Life sometimes surprises you.
LOL you have a point.
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