Finished My Very First Sweater!


I confess to not running today.  It was just too cold this morning, then I spent most of the day dedicated to finishing a project that I’ve been working on for a long time, so no run!  I did, however, run 2 miles yesterday.  Well…  lightly jogged would be a more apt description.  I ran 1 mile to Einstein Bros Bagels to meet a couple knitting friends.  We then went on a tour of a local organic farm (which was a really awesome place to visit, btw!) for a couple of hours & returned to Einstein.  I jogged the mile back home then.

I feel a bit twingy in my ankle again, but in different spots!  I’m chalking it up to having run those 2 miles yesterday & the 2 miles the day before in my old running shoes.  I should have worn the Vibrams to avoid getting sore!

Finished My Very First Sweater!

So I sat down today, determined to finish this sweater for my oldest manlet.  It’s been OTN since Dec 31st and it was long overdue to be finished!  ;)  I sat down & had a Doctor Who marathon while I knit the sleeves.  The hood is a bit smaller than he wanted, but overall, I am really, really pleased with how it turned out!  It is the very first sweater I’ve ever knit – the biggest knitting project I’ve undertaken so far!  I usually stick to socks, of course.  LOL

Not the best photo, but check it out…

So yes, I’ve already cast on for the same pattern for the youngest now.  LOL!  He’s already been “mentioning” it to me a few times, so I figured I’d better get started on it right away to forestall any further mentions.  Hee!

Today’s Ravelry Search

So in honor of my First sweater, here are some patterns I found when searching for “first”!  ;)  Remember, none of these are mine & just click the photo to go right to the Ravelry pattern page!

* A nice simple pattern for a first shawl

* Aw, I love the name of this pattern! Adorable baby blanket.

* Pretty little lace sock pattern!

* Hee! It's the First Doctor, so of course I had to include him!!

Wow, so pretty!!

* Baby's first sock! SO cute!

* First fingerless mitts! Simple & quick to do, I'm thinking.

* Baby's First Christmas stocking! I just LOVE Priscilla Hewitt's work.

* CUTE! My twin nieces would have loved these a couple years ago.

* OMG, cute hat!! I love this style of hat whether it looks good on me or not. :D

ZOMG! These are crochet - they are gorgeous!! (Plus they are tagged Help for Haiti!)

* Cute!

* Free pattern

Happy Sunday, all!

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15 Responses to Finished My Very First Sweater!

  1. audreym says:

    gorgeous jumper, hope the manlet appreciates it


    • H3Dakota says:

      :D Thanks! So far, the manlets have been fantastic about everything I’ve made for them, so I think he’s going to be really happy with it. We’ll see in a couple of days, anyway!


  2. susetheslowknitta says:

    it is a great sense of scheivement to knit a sweater, I was thrilled when I made my first adult sized sweater for Jen although she’s out grown it now- sigh. the next one I made for her was very 80s style, almost a sweater dress. I held it up against jack and realised that it was almost mansized, so I feel confident that I could make him one before he flies off to Uni. But what design? ah, there’s the rub!
    btw the last piccie- is the *cute* ref to the hat or the fella??


    • H3Dakota says:

      :D Yes, it really is a great sense of accomplishment – well put! :) This sweater is a man’s size medium, but I also made it much longer in the body & arms than the pattern called for. My oldest has all his height in his trunk! LOL This pattern is really great – as are these… ;)

      Oh and – yeah, I was referring to the hat, but I can see where some might think I was referring to the guy wearing it! He’s not my type, though. he he he


  3. peony67 says:

    OMG, you did it!!! WOW, looks really great and guess what I think if you started it on dec 31th, you’ve managed this really fast!!!Congratulations! I hope you are very proud of yourself. You should be! (I am :-)


    • H3Dakota says:

      *grin* Thanks, A! We’ll see how long it takes for the 2nd one now, eh? Wish I had another set of arms so I can knit 2 projects at once. Hee!


  4. peony67 says:

    Yes, I do wish for that too…one set for spinning an other for knitting…But then we would have to knit four sleeves on a sweater…


    • H3Dakota says:

      ROFL! I hadn’t thought of the extra sleeves on sweaters… they’d have to be detachable working arms, then. Hee!


  5. ibfrizzy says:

    Those crocheted gloves are awesome.


  6. Joe says:

    Oh, just in case you want to run another half marathon soon, the deadline for registering for Gasparilla is this Sunday at midnight. *cough, cough* :-)


    • H3Dakota says:

      ROFL! I’ll say this much for ya – you don’t give up! ;) I might go for the new one in March, but I’ll definitely be running another one this year at some point.


  7. Joe says:

    Think of the advantages of this one: 1) Very popular road race. 2) Scenic seven miles through Davis Islands. 3) A reason to get up and finish another half marathon next Sunday morning.

    You have about… nine hours to think it over before late registration closes… no rush.


  8. Vinlite says:

    I have yet to make my first sweater… It will be done.. Someday (I hope)

    I loved the crocheted fingerless gloves… just wow..


    • H3Dakota says:

      *grin* I was SO happy to actually finish that one! Then I had to turn around & knit up the same sweater again for the youngest too. :D

      I know, aren’t they just GORGEOUS?!


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