Tuesday, January 06, 2009

worth the wait

Kauni. I wanted to have this sweater done for Christmas Day, and that didn't happen. It got pushed aside, first for deadline knitting, then because of the bulkiness of it, and my lack of interest in picking it up. Once I got past that, I picked it up, took a good look, and realized that I needed to finish it. Not for any other reason than I loved it, and wanted to wear it. So I did. I finished the knitting, and the steeking and the sewing down of the bands. It still needs an soak to make it bloom, and some blocking to even out the hems and bands, and some sort of closure (I'm thinking pewter clasps...), but none of that diminishes the love I have for this sweater. And yes, I'm proud of it. It's not a particularly difficult pattern, but it was a fair bit of work, and I like to think the results show the care I took with it. Considering it was designed on the fly, it worked.

11 comments:

Needles said...

Its lovely Sandra. The pewter clasps would suit it wonderfully.

You make steeking look easy, so long as I pay attention to the details. Your work is making me feel brave. Thanks for walking me through these possibilities.

Wannietta said...

It's awesome Sandra - you did a great job!!!

TracyKM said...

Stunning!! You should be very proud!

Karen said...

It's beautiful!

AlisonH said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Wow!

Brenda said...

Stunning. One of the nicest Kaunis I've seen. Any chance of getting the pattern?

KnitTech said...

Wow!!!

katrynka said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I always have a yearning to buy the Kauni yarn, even though I do not want to do a sweater for myself, as I do not want to do all that work, and then not be able to wear it when I loose weight. (I have been plugging along, have a ways to go, but at least I am going in the right direction!)

deirdre said...

Gorgeous job, Sandra, and I think pewter clasps will be just the thing!

Sel and Poivre said...

You should be proud - what a fantastic sweater!

grumperina said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous sweater! You have a real talent of combining all the different colors!