Sunday, February 12, 2006
I like the Tropicana Juice Twisters. They're full of sugar, I'm sure, but the mixture of fruit juices is quite yummy. I think there are also alcoholic beverages that also use cranberry juice and call themselves a Twister, but I digress. This meandering post beginning is just a clunky way of saying... Twist is complete! I. Love. This. Sweater. Even though I've knit other sweaters, this one seems like my first really complete sweater making experience. First, there's quite a bit of seaming, as the sweater is knit in five pieces. Second, the cable panels on the front are some of the more complicated cables I've knit to date. Third, this is the first sweater where I really feel like I did a good job on the buttonholes. They're even and look professional. I used a method that I learned from Annie Modesitt's book, Confessions of a Knitting Heretic. I'm here to tell you, the method works! I didn't modify the pattern at all. Bonne Marie Burns write a clear, concise pattern. Project Specs: Pattern: Twist by Bonne Marie Burns for Chicknits Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Cranberry (9.5 skeins) It was a squeaker as I only had 10 balls of the stuff. I really like working with the WOA. Nice stuff! Needles: I had to go up to size 9's to get gauge. Usually I can get gauge spot on, but I've been a bit stressed lately and have been taking it out on the knitting. Mods: None. Things I've learned: Well, like I've stated, the buttonhole method in Confessions of a Knitting Heretic. Thanks for the suggestions on a more flexible DPN. I think I'll hit a LYS and check out my options. I did contact Brittany, and hope for a replacement needle. Until then, I've had to take a needle from another set so that I can get to the second Jaywalker.