Ariann was started the weekend I noticed Copper Bear feeling under the weather. When Copper passed away, I found it very hard to pick up this project (or any other project for that matter) since I associated knitting to fond memories of Copper laying on my feet. The pattern is so easy to memorize and at the same time so easy to mess up. Ariann has been sent to "time out" a few times due to "user error". You know the drill, knit 18 rows then rip out 8 rows.
The holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) were so hectic that I barely had a chance to knit. I mean all I did to finish this was bind off the collar, seam the pits and weave in the ends. I had to join a new ball to bind off the last 20+ stitches. Unbelievable! I bet if I knew how to do those spit joins, I would not have touched the 13th ball. Anyway, in all the excitement, I wove in the ends on the collar on the WS of the sweater. When I tried it on and looked at the mirror, I saw the bumps on the collar. Sheesh! Another ripfest but I fixed it almost immediately. Who needs dinner anyway, right?
Pattern: Chic Knits
Yarn: 12+ KP Andean Silk in Chocolate
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #6, 7 (8 for bind off)
(10/14/06 - 12/29/06)