Thanks to all the encouragement from my friends-especially Maven, Nathalie and Sue Mc.-I finished the sweater for my husband. My concerns about the freakishly large looking neckline were quickly dispelled when I knit up the seed stitch border. I washed, blocked it, and inspected my ends to make sure all were worked in neatly. After smelling it and rubbing it against my boys cheeks (it was buttery soft alpaca) I wrapped it and left it on his pillow. I did the final touches in the afternoons before he arrived home from work so he was not aware it was near completion. When he opened it he was thrilled! Trying it on right away he bagan parading around the house showing the boys. He declared “I love it”, planted a big sloppy wet one on me and started planning outfits around it. He kept saying “I feel so European”.

After all the fretting and doubt, I have completed the project and cannot wait to start another. I feel so much better about myself as a knitter and will definitely use this experience as a reminder to keep on keepin’ on! I have been taking notes since I began knitting but mostly about the yarn, guage, and the likes. I think I should add a section on my person experiences so I can reflect on them and hopefully use them as a reminder of the hurtles and hang-ups I have over come. Oh my! I sound like a grown up again. I cannot wait for school to start so I can hang with the middle school kids and regain my ‘tween’ mentality!

Once again, thank you to all my knitting friends for pushing me to see this through. #

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The World is Quiet Here

Ruminations of an Amateur Monastic


handmade baby blankets, throws and hats and anything else that takes my fancy

Contemplative Knitting

How to sustain a spiritual discipline

Beads, Charms, Wire...

... and all things creative

Buttons and Pickles

Just another WordPress site

Cat Knit Hat

Coffee, Yarncrafts, and More

Knit One, Spin Too

My Personal Blog: Knitting, Spinning, Reading, Life

purl baby

Est. 2019


Michele plays with yarn, food, and music in Portland

The Wisdom of Knitting

Miriam knits and thinks and seeks enlightenment in yarn

Sleightholm Folk Art

Folk Art by Heather Sleightholm

A Year of Kayaking

My year adventuring in a kayak as often as possible

Daily Fiber

At the nexus of art and craft

Welcome to Knitting in France

My knitting and fibre passion


age is just a (biggish) number

%d bloggers like this: