Saturday, June 02, 2012

Knit, Swirl!!!!

Wow, I didn't realize it's been more than two months since I've posted. I guess I've gotten in the habit of posting when a project is finished, and my Knit, Swirl sweater, Shades of Grey, has taken almost three months to knit. But it is worth it today, as I sit here wearing it even though it is heavy weight and it's in the 80's outside!
This was a fantastic project from start to finish. It provided a number of challenges and new techniques, as well as a lot of enjoyable, somewhat mindless knitting once you got in the groove. What was one of the most enjoyable parts about knitting a Knit, Swirl sweater was the support and camaraderie of the Ravelry Group as well as the hands-on support provided by Sandra McIver, the author of the Knit, Swirl book. I am absolutely sure that these sweaters would not be as popular as they are today if Sandra were not such an active participant in the success of the knitters who make them. Thank you, Sandra!
So now it's on to the Op-Art Baby Blanket, which I am making as the first of three baby gifts I have to make for co-workers' forthcoming babies! This first one is going to be a boy, so I picked two fun colors of KnitPicks Swish DK: Peapod (a bright green) and Dusk (a dark blue). Also bought two books, 60 Quick Baby Knits and 60 More Quick Baby Knits,
so that I'll have more ideas as these babies keep coming! Hopefully you'll hear from me sooner next time. Love this feeling of accomplishing something.

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