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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

My Labour of Love

Inishmore is done. I'm having a hard time believing it. Kinda weird not picking it up to knit since that is what I've done for the last couple of weeks exclusively.

The seaming and knitting of the neckline actually took longer than I thought it would. This is due in part by my being anal about seaming and having to do Christmas shopping, etc... Here is a shot of my seaming the saddle.




Not bad, eh?

I have it soaking in Eucalan as I'm typing, but I did take a nice pic of it before I soaked it.




Pattern: Inishmore from the book Fishermen's Sweaters

Designer: Alice Starmore

Size: 48"

Yarn: 10 hanks of Briggs & Little Heritage in Blue Heather

Needles: 3.75mm and 4.00mm

Just in time for Christmas. Actually, I'll be gifting it to my husband this Saturday as we're traveling up north for the family Christmas gathering. Perfect because I don't think I could wait longer than that to give it to him.

Now I'm off to bake cookies and catch up with other bloggers whom I've neglected.

Keep On Knitting...

18 comments:

Rebekah said...

It's absolutely beautiful, you did a great job, and I love the color.

My Daily Laundry said...

Wow that is fantastic! I have only been knitting for about 6 months now and I have only completed 4 scraves (or is it scarfs?!)haha.. anyway.. I don't know how to cast on or bind off yet... my lessons are few and far between...maybe after the first of the year we can get that topic covered! Fabulous work!

abfab said...

That is really something. Lucky husband!

Brenda said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Great job. Great yarn too. I love B&L

Toni said...

What an accomplishment! Gorgeous!

Samantha said...

Congratulations! I knew you'd get it done!! :) It is beautifully handsome, and your husband will love it I'm sure. WOW! Great job, Michelle!! :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful Michelle. Have a Merry Christmas.

wendy g said...

Beautiful sweater!

Kim said...

It looks great! What an accomplishment :)

Melissa said...

Wow! Just wow! That is gorgeous.

Wannietta said...

It looks great Michelle - I'm sure that you're spilling over with pride. Your husband is a lucky man - skilled wife, nice sweater.

Bonnie said...

Wow, a standing ovation here
Bonnie McCartney

Teyani said...

fantastic! just gorgeous!

Curlie Girl said...

WOW! Inishmore looks incredible Michelle! Once again, you have blown me away...I better not show Norm, otherwise he'll be asking me for one...lol!

E-mail me when you get a chance...I'm back online (finally).

Hope you didn't get too much snow last night!

Kimberly said...

It looks wonderful before the soaking! It's going to be amazing!

I'm sure he'll love it!

nadine said...

Congratulations !!!
it's fabulous !

Sharon said...

WOW!! What else can I say, there is a lot of work in that jumper. I am about to start an Alice Starmore and just the thought of it makes me weak at the knees so to see one finished I can only stand in awe, well done.

dragon knitter said...

bravissimo! that is magnificent! now, i don't think i'll ever tackle anything like that for my fiance. he's too dad blamed tall, lol. he's 6'8", so i have ot add tons of inches to sleeves and body (yes, he has ape arms, too, lol). hubby will love it! you'll have to post a pic of him in it, lol.