Yesterday I was finally able to cast on my colorwork sweater. Having this kind of project has been a relief to me as I have been surviving an overwhelming mixture of good and bad events this week. It is also a huge comfort to be reading all of your blogs and sharing in your successes.
As you may know, one of the huge projects on my Fiber Goals for 2012 list is to complete a colorwork sweater. I chose a recently published Knitty design: Velvet Morning. I absolutely adore the colorwork patterns that she designed for this sweater; however, I'm really struggling with this design because it is worked flat.
After experimenting with steeking last month, I've become convenced that colorwork should only be done in the round. I've spent many a night thinking this problem over in my head and then decided that I should stick with the pattern, I'm just not ready to make the leap that is required to alter a pattern yet. I would rather take it slow for now and hopefully end up with a beautiful sweater!
Here's what I have so far! I'm thrilled to be using some of my own hand dyed yarn!
Also, thank you to all of you who graciously shared your stories of how you learned to knit. I truly enjoyed reading each and every one. You are all so talented!