Friday, January 16, 2009

Finally Finished!

I started knitting a sweater for Rich way back in July. My goal was to be done by Christmas.

Well, I didn't make it. I Was almost done -- only one arm to go -- and I ran out of yarn. So I changed my goal to be done before the end of this month.

I finished it yesterday.

Here he is modeling it. It's called the "Backbone Sweater" because of the cabling up the back...

Backbone sweater, back

The front has a "hand print" knitted in by using the knits and purls...

Backbone Sweater, front

And the front detail.....

Backbone Sweater, front design

And the back detail....

Backbone Sweater, back design

Even though it took me forever to knit it, I really had fun with this. I found a mistake in the pattern, and since I'm still learning, I didn't know what to do. So, I contacted the designer, both by email and Ravelry (fantastic knitting site) and she emailed me back! She said no one had ever caught the error before so she fixed it for me and is updating the pattern.

I'm making him a hat out of the left over yarn now. Then after that, I think I'll make something for me!

I'm torn between a warm, cozy wrap/poncho -- like the one on this blog. But the time it would take is a bit daunting.... or a and a summery-lacy top like the one on this blog.

Of course the boys both want me to do something for them. So maybe I'll sneak in a hat for the boys.


  1. Great job Mimi! That's pretty cool and Rich makes such a great model! haha. I vote for the poncho for you to make for yourself. That may be because I am freezing my butt off up here in the north and the poncho looks toasty!

  2. That's a great sweater, I still ahve not tried anything with arms, lol

  3. That is an awesome sweater;I love the detailing! What a feat! My big boss owns a yarn shop, she loves knitting and knits all the time around the office. I love watching projects come together.

  4. Well done, Marian!! Really. I am in awe of you right now.

    You are right to think of yourself in the near future. And, I think summery-lacy is the way to go...

  5. Great Job!! I love the handprint on the front!

    As for the leftover yarn, I say try the summer top. That way you have plenty of time to finish! :)

  6. You're a talented gal...I've never been good at stuff like this. Don't have the patience for it, either. I have tried to crochet, but spend more time ripping out than creating anything! BTW, don't forget Sx3 tomorrow...we'll be in an Inaugural Kind of Mood!

  7. What a great job you did!! Can ya make me one??? LOL I could sure use one...we too are having some coooooold weather down here!

  8. Oh wow! That's so nifty! :)

    I'm jealous of your knitting abilities lol

  9. Mimi how do you do it? You are amazing. That sweater looks like it was purchased from the store!


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