A finish and a Journey

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I finished the Sunrise Circle Jacket. Or at least as finished as it’s going to be in awhile. Right now, It’s only got two buttons/button loops, but in a few months, I’ll change that. I’m in the process of losing weight and I don’t want to add the other buttons until I’m closer to my goal weight/the fit I want. And this isn’t a silly little diet/fad or what not. I’ve actually lost 7 or 8 pounds (imprecise scale) so far… anyway… Yay for this sweater!

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Oh, yea, there was supposed to be a great story with this post. Ummm ok. Here goes:

There once was this knitter (me) who knit an awesome sweater in like 8 days (seen above). She seamed this sweater, promptly tried it on and thought it was too small. Specifically, she was concerned about the stretching in the arms. Frustrated, she decided to continue the sweater and then give said sweater to her younger sister for her upcoming birthday. Generous yes, but what can you do?

A few days later, this knitter brought her sweater to her fantastic knitting group. She explained her concerns and the gifting decision, something she was obviously sad to admit to have to do. Finally, she tried on the sweater and became overwhelmed with the overwhelming chorus of – “oh, you should keep it!” “I think it fits just fine” and “I’m sure blocking will help.” Our knitter left this knitting group torn between the trust of this group, and the love of her sister.

A week later, her sister came for a birthday visit. The knitter kindly and nonchalantly (noncommittally might be a better word) asked her sister to try on the partly-hemmed sweater. And to her disgust, the purply color clashed with her sister’s skin tone like no other color known to man.

Rejoice! The sweater remains with the knitter (and blocked to a much better fit).

(You can see the details on the Ravelry page.)  OH.  And I have another FO – but I’m not going to blog it until I get some photos next weekend.

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6 Responses to “A finish and a Journey”


  1. 1 Kalani May 18, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    No! Way! The Blanket of Doom is done?!?!?!? Can’t wait to see pictures. (p.s. Pancakes!!!!!)

  2. 2 chemgrrl May 19, 2008 at 10:30 am

    …and they lived happily ever after. The End.

  3. 3 mom May 19, 2008 at 11:59 am

    awesome, I think it looks great on you…

  4. 4 Liz May 19, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    a fabulous tale, and the sunrise looks beautiful on you…

  5. 5 elizabeth May 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I think it looks great! I guess it’s a good thing that the color really didn’t work for your sister?

  6. 6 mel June 8, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I missed this one too!

    What a great post! And you so perfectly describe that torn feeling between loving someone so much and wanting them to know it through your knitting, but especially since this one was made for you in the first place, some sadness at the thought of letting it go. How fortunate that the color wasn’t suitable for her anyway ;) It looks great Nicole, and congratulations on your weight loss – you sound so determined and motivated!


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