First sweater and purse...excitement!

Thomasknits's picture

My last blog entry described these two projects, but now I got pictures of them finally. Thanks mom for letting me borrow the camera (I'm visiting my hometown for a couple days.)

The sweater is the seamless hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmermann per Jared Flood's suggestions. (He describes a wonderfully clever method for adding a contrast colored hem.) It's going great and coming along super fast. I only started it last Wednesday and I already have one sleeve almost done, and a little more than half of the torso. I love the Berroco Ultra Alpaca that I'm knitting it in. I love the St stitch in the round; it's delightfully boring and positively relaxing.

The bag is a free pattern on ravelry. It's called "Quinn" and I substituted seed stitch for the crazy cabling on the body of the bag per the way that "Sknitty" knit it. I made it for my friends 21st birthday (May 20th).

I'm getting more and more obsessed with knitting every day.

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VTandPTguy's picture

Wow; you've developed into

Wow; you've developed into a FINE knitter. Well done. -John

albert's picture

Nice knitting, nice color.

Nice knitting, nice color. Stockinette has an appeal all its' own, both in the knitting and in the appearance of the fabric. The contrasting hem is a nice touch.

Thomasknits's picture

I call stockinette mindless

I call stockinette mindless speed practice. It's so incredibly therapeutic.
-Thomas