After just over a year, I finally finished Kevin’s sweater. An Aran sweater is always a major undertaking. I’ve knit several.
The first went to my ex-boyfriend John. I have mixed feelings about this given that we are no longer in touch. I hope that someone is getting use out of the sweater.
The second sweater I kept for myself. I knit this one with large needles, and it’s a cardigan. I probably like it least of the sweaters I’ve made.
Knitting is definitely something you become better at with time. The next sweater I knit turned out to be bigger than I intended, and so it didn’t really fit me. However, fortunately, it more or less fits my Mom. It’s just a little big on her. The colors are not suitable for a man, which is a pity, since it fits B very well. I absolutely love the colors in this yarn (which I also used to make a blanket for Henry), but the yarn was really too stretchy for an Aran.
The next sweater I knit I kept for myself. It was probably the most difficult sweater I’ve made. It turned out well, but I wish I’d made it a bit longer.
The sweater I just finished may be my favorite one yet. I love the color of the yarn, and the pattern is gorgeous. I’d been wanting to make it for ages. It fits B well, maybe a little big, so I really hope it fits my brother. He is 6’4″, and I just hope the sleeves are long enough. Fingers crossed.
I am a little burned out as always after finishing a major project. I plan to stick to baby knits for a while and wait at least a year before starting on another major knitting project, maybe longer. In the meantime, I will first try and finish this sweater which I started a long time ago for L:
In the distant future, the Aran sweater I plan to do is this one: