Friday, February 4, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday: The Plumber Sweater is Complete!

I really can't believe it.  I even had a different post planned for today, but after 15 months and 10.25 skeins of alpaca yarn, the Plumber Sweater is complete!  [Cue Audience Applause]

Once I got past the first few decreases, the rounds started going quite fast and I became obsessed with finishing.  Finally having to put it down with less than 3 rounds to go because I couldn't keep my eyes open.

Now, a couple of days later the rounds are completed, the bind off is completed, the Kitchener stitched armpits are completed, all of the ends are woven in and I can't really believe it.  I just want to sit here and stare at it.


My very first knitted sweater is complete!  Isn't it pretty?  ;-)

If you're interested in the sweater's progress here are links to part 6, part 5, part 4, part 3, part 2 and finally the reason why it was started.

I'm very happy to have this sweater completed and excited to give it to our neighbor, I sure hope it fits.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!  Please head over to The Wonder Why Gal's blog and see what the others have been up to.

16 comments:

Spinster Beth said...

Congratulations on the sweater! I always feel like opening a bottle of sparkling wine when I finish a big project ... it just seems to deserve it!

Its_Lily said...

Congratulations! I have yet to start a sweater. Was it scary because I'm sort of intimidated. I have one in queue so perhaps I should just jump right in.

Yours is beautiful, by the way.

Melissa Plank said...

Yea it's done and it looks beautiful!!!

Kathryn Ray said...

@It's_Lily - this sweater was easy to knit. Only knit and purl stitches in the round. So it was like knitting a very large hat.

It got a little boring while working on the body because it took so long to see progress. But I personally like the look of simpler garments.

@Spinster Beth - wine would have been a good idea, but I could only just admire it. Next time I'll have the wine ready. ;-)

Oak Haven Alpacas said...

beautiful!!!!


Cara

Word Lily said...

It's your first sweater and you're giving it away!?!? I'm incredulous. Looks great, though.

AllyB said...

It's great that you finished your sweater! I know your neighbor is going to be really surprised when you present such a fabulous gift. A stellar job in a beautiful color for a plumber, something he could wear with anything.

Vivian said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and congratulations on your first sweater! I like your living simple idea, sharp contrast from what people do in the bay area ;-) look forward to reading more about it!

WonderWhyGal said...

HOORAY! and big applause! I am so happy and I can't wait to see how your neighbor loves it because it looks amazing! Now you have really inspired me to kick it into high gear and finish mine. I have a Herd Health Seminar to attend Saturday so I believe I will get a lot done then...hopefully.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Kathryn Ray said...

@Word Lily The sad truth is, if I were making the sweater for myself, it wouldn't be anywhere near complete.

Dutch Hollow said...

Congratulations! The sweater looks beautiful!

fiberdance said...

I love the sweater-I could never attempt such a big project

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Congrats on a job well done! WTG!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Yeah! It looks so fantastic! I'm glad I didn't miss the "I finished" post....

Halfpint said...

It looks great, I think I would struggle to part with it!

Gramerly said...

clap, clap, clap
delightful