The sweater that took a million years to knit is finally done. It’s “blocked” and It’s amazingly soft. There’s only one tiny, itsy bitsy problem. It has no buttons.
So, it’s off to find six matching buttons tomorrow. Then I can officially cross this item of the bucket list. Once, the buttons are attached I’m going to model it because, these pics don’t do it justice.
I imagine myself wearing this sweater in a blue or purple. I really do plan to knit one for myself. First though ,I want to start at the very beginning of the pattern book ( Sublime #658, The Fifth Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK Book) and attempt to knit the first pattern Pique. I’m a little OCD when it come to patterns and basically, I have this strong desire to knit every pattern in every book I own, in the yarn they suggest, Maybe i’ll wear it, Maybe i’ll sell it on Etsy. but, I think its going to be two toned purple.
The yarn used is called sublime extra fine Merino dk wool. I don’t often knit with actual wool but, this yarn has me really understanding why many Knitter’s choose the more expensive “real” yarns over department store acrylics. Yup, I’m becoming a yarn snob. Bye bye red heart… Hello merino!
Anyway, thank you Mom for allowing me to knit this sweater for you. It was quite a (lovely) experience. It’s cool if you never wear it , but, I know you will wear it till it falls apart. Just like you proudly hung my drawings on the wall when I was 4 even though you had no idea if it was dinosaur or rainbow. You’ve always been awesome like that. And sorry it took many years to knit. I did give you grandchildren in the meantime…so, I do have a good excuse. It will be in the mail soon along with the socks Dad left here when you visited last. Are you crying yet? I thought so…XOXO Love you!!!