Thursday, December 15, 2011

First Sweater, finally!

In January 2010 I set myself a goal of making my first sweater that year.  In February 2010, I learned I was pregnant. And in March 2010, I learned I was carrying twins.  So I postponed my plan to make a sweater, and concentrated on baby knitting/crocheting, since I had twice as much to make and there was no point trying to size a sweater while I was gaining weight and inches so rapidly.

In fall of 2011, I finally tackled it again.  I picked a nice, easy pattern, the beloved Central Park Hoodie, and set to work.  Now that I've made one, I think I'm ready to make my next cardigan in one piece.  I added two inches to the overall length, and knit the sleeves in the round.  I made pockets, using this supplementary pattern, but after sewing one on I decided to go without - they made the front of the sweater pook out.  I used a zipper instead of buttons, and made the sleeves nice and long (I hate it when the sleeves of a sweater ride up!)

I envisioned wearing it on rainy days when I got stuck working the outside shift at the nursery school.  A few weeks ago, I wore it while watching the kids ride around on tricycles in the fog and drizzle, and I was snug and cozy!