Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Finished Chamomile

My third sweater is complete but it won't be worn until it gets a bit warmer out. I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the idea that I've made three sweaters and I love them all. They all fit, feel comfortable and are sweaters I will love to wear. With careful planning, I'm hoping my good luck will continue.

I ended up making my Chamomile a bit longer in the body and I started the front opening a few rows later than the pattern suggested. I do want to be able to wear this to work. I am really happy with the way this third sweater knit up.

Just to clarify yesterday's post, I too am all for making more knitted shawls and all other sorts of knitted items. My problem is that I know I could fall into the trap of casting on for way too many projects and that would not be a good thing for me. What is that saying? Jack of all trades and master of none. Well, I would be the starter of many projects and the finisher of none :)! One reason that NaKniSweMoDo is working for me is that I have been trying to make a conscious effort to knit on only 2 sweaters at a time. Then when I finish one, I can cast on for another. That is not to say that I haven't been spending a lot of time thinking and planning about what to make. Right now, I could easily cast on for at least 5 or 6 sweaters, 4 or 5 shawls and numerous hats, socks, mittens and scarves. But then I don't think I would be making any progress on anything and I'm not sure it would be fun - more stressful than not. So, that was my point and something I have definitely learned about my personality.

Knit on and have fun!!


Carole Knits said...

The sweater looks great and that's a nice color for you. I hope you know I was just teasing about the shawl knitting.

Margene said...

Chamomile is one of my favorite sweaters to wear. We could all cast on dozens of projects but, as you said, that gets us nowhere. Steady progress forward wins the day!

Karen said...

Oh it looks fabulous on you! I am definitely adding that one to my list of must make sweaters! Nice knitting!