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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Finished Sweater - I'm ecstatic


This evening I finished seaming together my sweater!

Yesterday I finished my second sleeve. I then prepped my seaming area (see below photo) with all the necessities including the sweater pieces, groovy yarn safety pins, yarn needle, portable dvd player with "Friends" dvd, milkshake, and manual.

I seamed the pieces for around 4 hours last night and 4 more hours today. And I'm now wearing my finished product. I'm so proud I could just spit!

I've been reading "Zen and the Art of Knitting" by Bernadette Murphy. On page 26 she writes, "When I hold a finished sweater in my hand, I hold tangible proof that I know more than I think I do and that I'm intelligent. Intelligence isn't having all the answers. Intelligence is the capacity to learn what you don't know."

I started this sweater on 11/19. And on this project I learned how to:
add yarn,
"turn the work",
decrease,
increase,
rip two rows and re-knit them,
rip two sleeves & re-knit them,
weave in tails,
and seam.

To further quote Bernadette "I have created something beautiful, something original - a piece of wearable art that has never existed before". I couldn't agree more!



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