Monday Project Report – Completion Project 1 – Christmas Sweater


Completion was added as a second new focus for this year because I have more unfinished projects than I can count.  I tried to make a list of them and had to stop because I felt totally overwhelmed.  So I am breaking it down to just one project at a time.  The first project which needs to be completed is a sweater I am making for Christopher.

It is a Sirdar pattern – similar to the one that I had made Chip a few years back but with a different pattern – I am hoping it turns out as well.

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Anyway, I am knitting Christopher’s Sweater in a green wool yarn made by Queensland – Kathmandu Aran.  I have the back completed.

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You can see the pattern in this picture.

Kinda crazy to have put this much work into a project and then just leave it sitting.  It has to be finished.  It is a big job so I am putting this project first to give me enough time to complete it before Christmas 2016.  I have started the front – finally!!

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I will show you my progress on this sweater as time passes.  I am hoping to get 24 rows done a week – which is a full pattern repeat.  There are about 7 pattern repeats in the back so that means I should have the front completed in about 7 weeks.  What you see in this picture is 12 rows – one half of the pattern repeat.

There are alot more projects which will be following this one as I work toward completion. At least it is begun.

The bonus picture for today is my very silly family on New Years Eve – getting into the spirit – with a guest photobomb by Maxwell (wondering why he didn’t get a hat too).

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I hope you all had a great New Years Day and that you too are able to get to all those projects you want to complete.

Onward and Upward.

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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6 Responses to Monday Project Report – Completion Project 1 – Christmas Sweater

  1. danielle says:

    I love that picture of you all. Good luck with Chris’s sweater. I know you can do it! Knit like the wind! It looks cool so far.

  2. Barbara Antonelli says:

    What a handsome picture of Chip! Our Renaissance Man!! I love the green of Chris’s sweater.. I bet he’s pschyed (did I spell that right?) Another cute New years picture….

    • Shelly R. says:

      Hah! Psyched – but close enough. Chris is happy with anything I make him – though I don’t think I will ever be able to top his Star Wars hat I made him. That he truly loves. 🙂

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