I’ve been knitting for only 4 months at this point. However, I’ve had nothing but time on my hands so I’ve been progressing at breakneck speed. (Or so I’ve been told. Because I have so much time, I’m just tackling every challenge I come across instead of cowering in the corner, which is my normal reaction in all other situations. Change & new things are scary!) So I quickly moved from scarves to hats to… well, I knit one sweater vest in the round and I just finished my first piece with sleeves: Hey, Teach!
This was my first time seaming sides, creating buttonholes, sewing on buttons, and seaming sleeves. Aside from picking up too few stitches for the button & buttonhole bands, I think it turned out really, really well! (However, even this minor infraction is somewhat of a boon: this way, the front panels look like they have some shape to 'em!) I also didn’t knit a swatch or check my gauge (I just eyeballed it) so the piece came out slightly smaller than the size I had knitted (small, 35.5" bust) but it’s more fitted this way, which I think is more flattering.
This sweater was a gift for my boyfriend’s mother’s birthday. She didn’t seem incredibly impressed by it… but I’m dang proud of it!
Next up: striped long-sleeve cardigan for the boyfriend. (He picked out the pattern and the yarn… so if he doesn’t like it, it’s all his fault ;))
…Maybe one day I’ll knit something for [I]me[/I].