These were all made pre-digital camera, pre-blog, pre-Ravelry, pre-Facebook, pre-Daniella days. Finally got around to taking a few good pictures and properly record them.
Project: Perfect fit pullover
Pattern: Perfect fit pullover by Lisa Myers, Interweave Knits Winter 2001/2002
Yarn: Ellen's Half Pint Farm Falkland wool
Yardage: about 700 yards
Needles: Size 6
Cast off: 2002
Cost: about $50
Notes: This is one of my favorite sweaters of all time! The sweater is designed with shapings according to your own measurement, decrease at the waist, and then increase at the chest. The yarn is perfect, light weight with a firm hand. I made it in my early days of knitting sweaters, and became a firm believer of the traditional 4-piece sweater design.
Project: Einstein Coat
Pattern: Einstein Coat by Sally Melville, The Knitting Experience, Book 1, The Knit Stitch
Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool
Yardage: roughly between 800 to 1000 yards
Needles: Size 8
Cast off: 2002
Cost: about $20 - $30
Notes: Made this for my mom when the book first came out in 2002. Added shaping to sleeves and ribbing on the cuffs. Changed from buttons to zippers. My mom outgrew it and gave it back to me since she's moving.
Project: Viking Turid
Pattern: Viking Turid by Elsebeth Lavold, Knitters magazine Fall 2000
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Camelia Superwash
Yardage: a lot more than I expected
Needles: Size 5
Cast off: 2001
Cost: at a discount
Notes: Knitted this when I was working at The Knitting Room, where I fell in love with Clover bamboo circulars, Drops yarns, form fitting sweaters, complex cables, and many other things. This is a tunic length sweater, but the sleeves were too long and I had to rip out half of the first sleeve so I could still use my hands while wearing the sweater. This got a lot of use over the years, still a great treasure in my wardrobe.
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