After two years of blood, sweat, and tears I give you:
beastie, originally uploaded by katie:m.
Yup. A finished Wrap Sweater with Eyelets from Rebecca #29. I’m really proud of this FO, if only because it took so much time, frustration, and learning to get to the end. After all that, though, it is pretty lovely, if I do say so myself. I hope my sister will love it — because I’m loving having it done.
Here are the details:
pattern: Wrap Sweater with Eyelets (Rebecca #29)
yarn: ggh soft kid (13: lilac), 5 balls (probably less: this yarn doesn’t really lend itself to frogging; I started over a lot)
needles: US10.5/6.5mm
started: June (??) 2006
finished: June 6, 2008
I’m now working on other projects; namely: the Lichen Ribbed socks, abandoned — but not forgotten — in the push to finish the Beast. I turned the (welsh) heel last night and all seems to be well. Such an easy knit after the horror of mohair.

5 thoughts on “finally.

  1. ooo delicate and lacy. Your sister is bound to love it. I have a mohair sweater that I’ve had in the frog pond for ages, and you’re right about the trouble with frogging it! I found the yarn gets really weird after undoing it, too.

  2. It is pretty. Congrats on making it through to the finish! It looks like it’ll be a great wear.

  3. Well worth the sweat & tears. It’s a beauty! You deserve treat after all that mohair. Hope your sister is suitably appreciative.

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