In Which I Finish the Red Sweater. Again.

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You’ll be thrilled to hear that the red sweater is done, and after this post you never have to hear about it again.

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Remember the red sweater?  It was my Knitting Olympics sweater.

The sweater that was so huge on me I finally frogged the whole thing and started over?

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That was really a low point for my knitting career, but I’m so glad I did it. Last month I was knitting at my friend Ruth’s house, and we spent a while looking at what I had left to knit (two sleeves and the button bands) and the wool I had left (three small balls) and weren’t sure I was going to make it. Happily, I found another two miniscule balls (like 8 rows of sleeve on each one– not much!) and just made it with scraps to spare. For a moment, I thought I was going to have to use the ends I trimmed (after weaving them in a bit) to finish the button band.

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But it fits well, and I love it, and I enjoyed the yarn as much the second time through as much as I did the first.
Do you have a Finished Object to show off?

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Knit Along

Just in case donating SOAP didn’t get you excited…

Handmade Homeschool is encouraging us to knit/felt/crochet a million squares for AIDS orphans in Africa.  Pass it on.

It was a project similar to this several years ago that connected me to Haiti.  Soulemama.com had sponsored a project to turn T-shirts into baby hats for newborns.  We made a handful at our house, but it set me praying for Haiti.  Look where that has led.

So if you’re inclined, let’s join Sarah at Handmade Homeschool and knit a square!