Oranje was certainly a long process beginning with several nights agonizing over whether I should buy yarn to start the project. Then there were the color decisions. When the yarn was finally settled on, the knitting itself brought many new challenges--fair-isle with three colors, nine Latvian braids, steeks, and sewing in my first zipper. Phew!
After finishing the main knitting back in August, there was the pesky problem of reinforcing the steeks so they could be cut. The sweater sat and sat until it finally made the trip to Atlanta with me in early November where I would have access to a sewing machine. Not having worked a sewing machine in probably 15 years, I was hopelessly confused. I'm all grown up, but sometimes I just need my Mom.
|I love you Mom! Thank you!|
|Holding breath...heart pounding...|
The steeks were finally behind me, and my pullover was officially a cardigan.
|Uh, now what?|
|Check out that awesome zipper action!|