Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Sweater That Took Forever

Yarn: Mirasol's Samp'a in taupe and cream colors, 100% SKAL certified Organic Cotton
Pattern: Chavin, from The Mirasol Collection, Book Two by Jane Ellison
Needles: #5 (3.75mm)

The pattern called for a longer torso. The yarn is delightful to knit up, smooth and even. The purchase of this yarn is supposed to help support children in the Highlands of Peru.

It took eight months to finally finish this little cotton top. I must admit that for about five of those months, it remained completely seamed, but ends not tidied. For some reason, my interest wanes when a sweater reaches the very end.

But here's the good news: It will be ready for wear with my linen pants and skirt in the summer of 2009! Yay!


Sally said...

I've been anxious to see this since you teased us with a preview on your blog last Spring. This looks very comfortable and I love the colors!

pat said...

I love cotton sweaters and this one is especially beautiful in it's soft colors - lovely pullover!
(I have the same problem with finishing....sweaters languish forever!)

Artseycrafts said...

Your sweater looks very professional. The color is very nice and should go nicely with your linen slacks.

Walden said...

Well, you are on a roll. You are going to start making the rest of us look bad. :) Congrats!