Monday, December 4, 2017

Red and Black Striped Sweater

I have been working on this sweater between projects for quite a while. Recently I finally finished it and put it all together. I like the sweater, and I love the construction. Honestly, I think I will stop using this yarn which is 20% wool, 80% acrylic, because although most garments knit up well, once it's washed they tend to turn into jelly - stretching, not holding their shape. By the end of the day the bottom of the sweater is down to my knees.
There were minimal mistakes, and the fit is just right. Instead of seaming the sweater I sewed it together with my sewing machine which saves a lot of time, and I think gives it a flatter seam, and makes it look a little more professional.

Montana here I come!

I drove from Portland to Montana yesterday. I made it in about 8 hours. The drive was awesome and Montana is beautiful. More later. ...