Voila!! Here she is, the first of many, and many firsts all in one. I would have liked to present her to you, modeled properly, but alas!- my favorite photographer (R. Darling) was booked up today. So I’m afraid you get the 2-D version until after the weekend at least. I mentioned that this sweater marks the first of a lot of things for me. This is the first sweater that I’ve ever knit (and completed). It’s also the very first item that I’ve ever knit for myself. I seem to knit for everyone else but me most of the time. On top of that, it’s the first sweater I’ve ever knit for a knitalong (over at the SKC) and the SKC is the first club/KAL group that I ever joined. This is also the first sweater that I’ve knit twice (though I’m sure there’s more of that to come!) as I had to frog completely the first version and start again. Ah – the memories!
Now that I’ve got two FO’s for the last two days, I’m a little afraid my finishing streak might be in danger of coming to an end already. It’s not like me to actually finish something before starting to dream about the next project! To keep from jinxing myself I won’t mention what else I’m working on/dreaming about just yet. Perhaps it’s time to resurrect something from the wadded up ball in the bottom of the knitting bag? Who am I kidding? Not likely I’ll go back to something with bad knitting juju when I could start fresh with something that hasn’t yet caused me to curse repeatedly or develop a nervous tic. But I think for now, I’m going to bask for a bit in the warmth of the FO glow…..