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

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