Friday, March 30, 2007

UFO: Second Sweater - Na Craga

Originally uploaded by K2Karen.
Did I ever mention that I'm an ambitious knitter? This is my second sweater. Alice Starmore's Na Craga from Aran Knitting. It is knitted from an absolutely lovely alpaca in a soft green. (Picture doesn't really capture the color)

No gauge issues with this sweater. It should fit me nicely. Apparently I have a weakness for alpaca. Silly me. Alpaca is way too warm for this climate. However this sweater will fit loose, so I think I'll be able to wear it on cold evenings.

So why, you may ask, haven't I finished it? I ask myself this too. The best answer I can come up with is fear of failure. I really like how this sweater turned out. While it sits here, in pieces, I can pat myself on the back. If, however, I put it together and my finishing skills suck, I'll have to say I ruined a really lovely sweater.

OK, it doesn't make much sense, but that's why it isn't done.


Knit Me said...

I can definitely relate. I typically finish a back and a sleeve. From the photo, it looks like you either have all the pieces done or simply a sleeve left. And you knit beautifully.

I'll finish one of mine, if you finish this one. ;)

the_crocheter said...

you can redo the seams! I was scared before too, but with help of several books, I got how to do them. (comon, it's just knitting)

I love this sweater! Looks so professionally done! And just 2nd sweater! Congratulations!

By the way, I'm ambitious too :)

K2Karen said...

Yeah, I have both sleeves done. It is just a matter of making it happen.