Delusions of Grandeur
"Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself." - Lily Tomlin
As a college professor, I sometimes run across this type of comment - "Wow, what a great job! You only have a teach a few hours a week and you get summer off!" If I run across anyone who says that this week I may have to kill them. My poor blog and knitting have suffered these past few weeks as I am overwhelmed by prepping two new classes and doing an overhaul on a third, supervising two graduate students and four undergraduates in my lab, attempting to keep up with my writing committments, and actively participating in several job searches for our department.
Unfortunately, this means that you all get some recycled knitting content. I present to you, my first ever finished sweater:
Yarn: Patons Decor in pale taupe (worsted weight, 75% acrylic, 25% wool)
Pattern: Supplied my knitting teacher - "patchwork sweater"
Yardage: almost 8 skeins, so about 1600 yards
Needles: US size 8 for the body of the sweater, size 6 for the ribbing
Notes: I knit this as a learning project in a knitting class, so it was my first real project after a pair of slippers. In my naive state, I skipped the guage swatch and knit a medium in a sweater that has about 20 inches of ease. This sweater definitely has a "sweatshirt" type fit. I really should have knit a small, and I probably would have chosen a more fitted pattern if given a choice. Still, it really was fun to knit and I learned an enormous amount about knitting while plugging my way through this sweater. I think I frogged nearly as much as I knit, but I really began to understand things as I did. My instructor really knew what she was doing. Now I just need to find the time to finish the sweaters that are still on the needles.
Labels: FO 2006