Monday, May 12, 2008

Terra Terra Terra!

So, as I was feverishly knitting away on my Terra pullover at the store on Saturday, Sherry walked in, took one look at the sweater and said, "Wasn't that just yarn like a week ago." From just yarn to a completed sweater in exactly a week.
Loco, right? I don't know why I couldn't put this thing down. Well, it was super easy, round and round, big gauge (4/inch), only 2 colors per row in the yoke, with only 2 or 3 stitch floats.
And the yarn - like butter. I often say yarn is like butter, and I just mean it's soft. This yarn is not only soft - it's creamy! And it has a sheen to it that glistens like butter. Ok, it's not exactly the consistancy that you would want to spread on a bagel, but close.
And, with this crazy Philly weather, I thought, if I could just get it done this instant I might be able to get a wearing in - and voila - it's only 50 some degrees today, and I'm wearing my lambswool, silk, merino sweater! Yeah!

Next up, Brooks Farm, and the Mrs. Darcy cardigan - already cast on - another perfect project for a Philly May, or not!

19 comments:

Courtney Kelley said...

Wendy I am impressed! Not only did you finish it in a week you have managed to knit a sweater that fits and looks fantastic as well. A job well done all around. Now I just have to figure out what to do with my Pemaquid...

Mariss said...

Um, and I think I said, "Are you freaking kidding me?!" You are one prolific knitter, Wendy. The sweater looks fabulous, especially the shaping. It looks like it fits you quite well.

That yarn is definitely like buttah :)

Knitting Novice said...

It's so pretty. I can't believe you finished it that fast! Looks great on you too.

Liz K. said...

I think it was brilliant to use the Terra quantities in a colorwork sweater. I dream of a Terra sweater some day...maybe next year I'll hit Fibre Company first and have a sweater quantity available.

EmilyG said...

Damn, woman!

Stunning, stunning sweater. Love the colors. Perfect for you.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

GREAT sweater on you. Love the yoke colors.
It was fun meeting you at Maryland.
I have a question for you, can you send me your email address ?

kate said...

you have got to be kidding me. awesome.

i still have those 6 skeins staring at me I am so totally copying you.

(how many did you use for the body?)

meg said...

wow. i am amazed. my hat is off to you, wendy. i think you're the fastest knitter in the city.

Macoco said...

Your terra is gorgeous - you did such a good job with this sweater. And fast too!

dropstitchknitter said...

Gorgeous - and hands down - that is crazy fast knitting for a sweater - I don't care what the gauge was!!!!

Bridget said...

Amazing! I can't even imagine knitting a sweater that quickly.

It looks great though, and the colors are perfect on you. Enjoy.

T.M. said...

Great looking sweater and in a week as well! Kudos to you and it looks grand on you.

Robin said...

Wow, I can't believe you knit that up so quickly! I didn't get any Terra, but I can't wait to cast on the Savannah Bulky I got. Just have to figure out what I'm making w/ it first.

The sweater is great!

Gauss said...

Loco indeed. Looks beautiful!

Lisa said...

Fantabulouso!!!

You are a knitting machine, girl. It is really gorgeous. Too bad it is 78 today. Guess you won't be wearing it to knitting circle tonight?

WandaWoman said...

Dang, that sweater is just gorgeous on! I love it and holy crap, one week. Dang gurl, you are a knitting powerhouse.

Knitty Delicious said...

and I thought I was delusional...now I know I am because I think I just read a blog that said something about you knitting a sweater in a week! BEATCH!

Sally said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, Wendy! And it fits you like a dream. I am mightily impressed.

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