First off, this is my first ever blog. Ever. I know, right? Now that my roommate has gotten sick of hearing about my knitting escapades, and my boss, and my friends (both of them), and my family, I can share that delightful experience with you, the annonymous reader.
Having said all of that, I'm stoked! I have just started my first "big" project -- Opperation Man Sweater. My confidence was boosted after I completed the beer coozie from Knitting With Balls. As a by the way, I found that the chenile-y type yarn (which I generally think is awful and should be used to build highways on the moon) is actually excellent for this project, as it's comfortable to hold, AND doesn't let moisture through. I went with some frilly bits, since it's for a friend of mine. But I was not satisfied...
Needing a non-threatening first sweater pattern that wasn't like a drop cloth, I was excited to find the boot-cut sweater in Knitting With Balls. The picture shows the bootcut bottom edge, which I hope ends up looking like something!
We'll see how this all works -- this is the first time I've made a fitted garment, and I'm testing the waters! I even made a swatch! Go me, right?