(First off, thank you so much for all your wonderful birthday wishes for my dad. It quite overwhelmed him! He asked me to thank all my blog buddies — so I am doing so here!)
Would you look at that? I actually finished it!
I knit the last sleeve edging and sewed the thing together yesterday after work. It is a miter accompli!
This is knitted entirely from sock yarns on 3.0mm needles. The yarns I used were:
Koigu — P514
Claudia’s Handpainted — Boot Camp
Claudia’s Handpainted — Jungle
Claudia’s Handpainted — Leopard
Claudia’s Handpainted — Eat Your Veggies
Cherry Tree Hill — Earth Potluck
All Thing Heather — Sherwood
Cabin Cove — unnamed colorway in tan and brown
Black Bunny Fibers — Tawny
Fleece Artist — Moss
Fleece Artist — Bronze
Mountain Colors — Red Tail Hawk
Twisted — Ankh
Scarlet Fleece — Sand and Sea
Lavender Sheep — Cinder
Yarntini — 4-8-15-16-23-42
I started with approximately 100 grams of each of the above yarns. I weighed some of the skeins after finishing, and found that I have an average of 65 grams per skein left.
Each 100 grams of yarn averaged 380 yards, so I started with a total of about 6000 yards of yarn. I’m guessing that the sweater took around 2000 yards. I’m putting away the leftovers for now. I’ll figure out something to do with them (like a bunch of mitered socks!) but for now I’m having a little vacation from miters.
I documented how I did the shoulder seams and neckband elsewhere on this blog. I was planning on mattress-stitching the seams, but started it and didn’t like how it looked, so started over backstitching it. That worked very well.
It was quite easy to sew together, and I didn’t need any pins, because I just matched square to square and sewed them together.
So now I put the sweater away until next autumn/winter when it will (hopefully) be cold enough to wear it.
As happy as I am to have finished this, as I was knitting the last squares on Saturday night, I was feeling nostalgic pangs. “This will be the last square in this color. And this will be the last square in this color.”
Do I like it? Yes I do!
So . . . what’s next?
I’ve got socks in progress for two different pairs at the moment. I want to knit a square or two for Laura’s Rebuilding Greensburg – Block by Block project. And I want to make some stuff for the Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge. After that, who knows? Maybe lace? I always like lace for summer.
And of course, more socks.
“This is a nice blanket, Momma!”