My Knitting Olympics project is long done, but I only just now took the photo.
I knit this sweater:
— on my couch
— in the car on the way to vacation
— on the 5 South
— at rest stops
— in San Pedro
— in Orange County traffic
— until I ran out of yarn.
So I almost finished before the Olympics, but then my yarn betrayed me. Webs is a superhero though, and the yarn arrived the day after the closing ceremonies, allowing me to power through.
Some might think I did not knit the hood because I was so tired of knitting the sweater. FALSE. I decided that I never actually use the hoods that come with hoodies, so there.
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Lettuce, my favorite yarn in my favorite shade
Pattern: Hooded Pullover from Vogue Knitting Fall 2008
Size: Small, but only because I am so short. It’s a pretty huge sweater.
First Mod: I continued the cabling for another repeat on the sleeves because I liked the look COUGH forgot to stop COUGH
Second Mod: Added short rows to raise the back of the neck.
Verdict: Not bad for a first adult sweater. I have learned my lesson on several fronts.
1) Swatch better. Lazy swatching (you know, that 1 inch by 1 inch square kind of nonsense) resulted in a huge sweater.
2) Measure my body.
3) Pay attention to how much yarn you have, especially before leaving on vacation.
4) I almost died finishing this in two weeks. But now I have a sweater for the end of Fall Semester, when the wind and rain roar over SFSU and I perish of hypothermia!