Before all this my knitting was limited to free patterns on line, fun fur yarn, and my great aunt's old aluminum needles. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it was a good place to start, but oh am I glad that the road keeps going on to softer and prettier and more natural things! That first knitting magazine was Interweave Knits Winter 2007 and I have now knitted that delightful cat sweater. Substituting cats for elephants. Because, well, can it get much better than an elephant sweater? Not for me, it can't!
The pattern is The Colette Pullover, and I followed it exactly, aside from the elephant motif, which I borrowed from here. As a whole it is by far the most complicated thing I have ever made. I'd say it even beats out the formal dress I designed and sewed and have yet to share here. My reasons for saying so are these; it was my second fair isle project ever! That alone, makes it pretty ambitious. And it involved a steek (which if you don't know, means cutting the knitting so you can add (in my case at least) a button placket) which was probably the scariest moment of my entire knitting life. But I did it! I am all about conquering fears! And also the shaping was much more involved than I realized and had be quite stumped on multiple occasions. But all in all, and through much determination, I did it. And I think it will long be one of my favorite things I've ever made.
here, if you want to see. I hope to be back soon, there's another sweater along with other little bits of life to share. I hope you are all having a lovely week!