I've been knitting since January of this year and thus far, I have been sticking to non-clothing items. I was worried that I'd spend all this time on a project and then it would end up not fitting, so I've just kept to scarves, bags, that sort of thing.
But when I saw this pattern by Nicky Epstein for a sweater with leaf detail in the fall '04 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine, I knew I would be making my first foray into the world of knitted clothing.
After spending two weekends on it, here is the result. Ta-Da!
It didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped it would, but hey, it's my first sweater and I'm not going to get discouraged.
The only thing that I don't like about it is the seaming job that I did on it. Joining the sleeves made the shoulders look super-bulky and on my tiny frame, it just doesn't work.
Does anyone know of a good book or reference about seaming and finishing? Or is it something I will eventually just get the hang of? I think this will really make the difference between my projects looking 'hand-knit' vs. a 'home-made.'