Can it be? Do my eyes deceive me? Is that really what I think it is? Oh thank the goddesses of knits and purls, it’s over!!!! The saga of the owl sweater has finally come to an end. I came, I saw, I mostly conquered, I cried, I for real conquered.
And if you’re wondering if I coordinated owl earrings to match… yes, yes I did.
I’d also like to point out that currently in Seattle, it is a balmy 46 and overcast. Terrific weather, that is, if you want to wear a sweater. And I do! I am! I am sportin’ it like Lady GaGa sports her hairpieces.
After about 7 months, I have finally accomplished knitting my very first sweater and I feel great. So great, in fact, that I actually woke up early this morning to do some laps at the pool (another challenge that has been defeating me for the last few weeks). And yes, I actually did swim some laps. Of course I had to rest after every lap, because I still suck at swimming; however, a really nice lady sharing the lane gave me some helpful tips and reassured me that I have plenty of time to get ready for the tri. At this point, I could draw up a useful metaphor of knitting a sweater to swimming in a tri and how I need to just take it one stroke at a time, but I think you get it and the joke is way too obvious anyways.
Hoot!Pattern: Owls by Kate Davies, size s
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in Ocean Heather (6 skeins) Needles: 6.5mm (US 10.5) circular Modifications: 3/4 sleeves, added a few rows of St St before decreasing in yoke to give more room for the armpits, one less increase iteration for back shaping Recommend to a friend: Hells ya