Fourteen years, possibly fifteen. That’s how long ago I purchased the wool and started this sweater (since I knew it was before I moved in with my husband). I stopped watching TV (because we didn’t have one), and so I didn’t have the time when my hands were idle. Occasionally I picked it up again for a car trip or to take to the cottage, but as you know I now have another crafty addiction while at home.
My grandmother was a knitter, and we all had bulky cardigans from Mary Maxim patterns, but my mother preferred crochet. Fair isle sweaters were popular while I was in high school, and it became “cool” to know how to knit your own.
But thanks to the impetus of the finish-a-long, it’s finally done! This is my second finish of Q1, 2016 (goal-setting post here).
The pattern is Windows, a kit from Philosopher’s Wool Company in Inverhuron, Ontario. I have made several sweaters from their wool in the past, so a few extra colours were added and I omitted the burgundy-brown in the original kit. (Yes, my favourite colours are turquoise and purple.)
I decided to build the armholes and the neck with a steek (where you knit completely in the round, then cut them out). A bit nerve-wracking, and also a bit bulky on the seams. My favourite short person helped me out with the photography too, so you can see that there is still a little bit of snow in front of our timeshare cottage in Haliburton, Ontario. Perfect weather for a nice warm sweater.
Linking up to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Social and to the knitting love link party at Underground Crafter