Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Ta Da!! Here's the finished sailboat sweater! I'm really pleased with the way it turned out, despite the scarcity of blue yarn. I had originally planned to have the sleeves blue underneath, with a medium orange stripe and narrow white stripes, like the sunflower sweater. I think I like this way even better. It looks very nautical. Each sleeve took 5 1/5 hours to knit, and I sewed it up and knit the collar last night (2 hours). Sweaters for kids are fun- very fast!

Here's a shot of the two sweaters together. I think the twins will look very cute.

And here's how much blue yarn I had left over. 14 inches.


Anonymous said...

OH.MY.GOSH. Those sweaters win the People's Choice Award for Cutest Twin Sweaters ever. And I LOVE the orange underneath. Way to use your yarn. But it does cause a rise in the blood pressure when you see how close you're getting, doesn't it? (Norma of Now Norma Knits)

Anonymous said...

You made do with the yarn you had, and the result still looks very sharp. Fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

oops-- sorry-- that last comment was from me.

Amie said...

The sweaters are ADORABLE - and apparently meant to be - bet you were sweating the last of that yarn! Ack!

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