Monday, February 21, 2005

On Friday night the ugly sweater looked like this. I finished the first sleeve and did the ribbed part of the cuff of the second.

Saturday I worked on the second sleeve, and got as far as the cap shaping while gulping down more episodes of Alias Season Three. Luckily Emma decided that she needed a three hour nap, so I had a blissfully uninterrupted afternoon of knitting. As blissful as working on this sweater could be, that is.

I think Naia was tired of me grumbling about the yarn, and he decided to do something about it. He sidled over to the yarn bag, crouched, wiggled, and POUNCED!

Beware the wrath that is cat. Normally, I would not encourage this, but this yarn deserved what it got. In the two skeins I used this weekend, I encountered no less than five knots!

However, I stuck to it, and ta-da! Here it is, the finished ugly pink sweater.

It fits me fairly closely, so I'm not sure how it's going to fit the woman who started it. She's shorter than I am, so the length should be OK, but she's a bit bigger in the chest area. I did ask her, though, if she wanted me to carry on in the size she started (medium), and she said yes. So if it doesn't fit, it's her fault.

Anyway, I'm glad it's done.

I think I'd make this for myself, but in the large size, with a longer body, and definitely wool. It's a nicely shaped pattern.


Anonymous said...

what, you wouldn't make it in the ugly pink? it's so...pepto-licious!


Suz said...

That is without a doubt the ugliest sweater ever! LOL

Great job ;) I think I need to find a comparable yarn and make a pepto-sweater for the dog ;)

CrazyFiberLady said...

Great job on the ugly sweater. I'm in awe, I'd never be able to finish it. Kudos to Naia for seeing that icky yarn for what it was.