My neurotic knitting frenzy this weekend paid off.
Izzy watched on intently:
Presenting . . .
To go to the official Fulmar page, with more photos, click here.
Some notes about Fulmar:
I love it. As much as it was a royal pain to knit, I love the resulting sweater. For those of you keeping score, I made the smallest size. I shortened it by a couple of inches, and made the collar an inch shorter than the pattern directed. Also, I don’t think I blocked it quite as much as the one shown in the book.
Instead of sewing the front and back to the shoulder straps, I knitted them together. They were rippling a little until I blocked the sweater, now they look fine (I think). There’s a close-up of a shoulder strap on the official Fulmar page, link above.
And I’m glad it’s over.
What am I knitting now? It’s a secret — a design for Knitty.
But I’m starting something else . . . socks! Yep, I’m back to socks. That’s because I got my glorious sock yarn in the mail from the lovely and talented Tracy!
As you can see, I wasted no time in winding it into a centerpull ball.
The wool is lovely and I immediately started in on a sock. Progress pix tomorrow, Christmas Eve!
I’ll be starting the Virgin Jacket from Norsk Strikkedesign soon, too. I’m toying with the idea of making it a pullover. The back and the front have different designs, and I’m thiking about repeating the back design on the front. Hmmmm . . .