In Which the Pirate Seams a Sweater and Gets a Surprise.
The surprise part has to come first, because I am just so excited about it – I put my name into Spinolution‘s annual drawing for a Pollywog wheel and… I won! I got this email yesterday:
And I’ve spent quite a bit of time since it showed up in my inbox alternating between dazedly commenting, “I won? A spinning wheel? Whoa!” and reading reviews of Spinolution wheels. I don’t have an ETA on its delivery yet, but I will be sure to do a review of my own once it arrives! How cool is that!?
Yesterday should have been Virtual Knit Night, but no one could make it – so instead of working on a plain sock, I worked on seaming the Learning Sweater. I stitched up one sleeve and then got some very wise advice that I should quickly baste the rest of it together and try it on for fit. You guys! I’ve knit a sweater! (Also, just to note, it’s very difficult to take pictures of oneself in a bathroom mirror while making awkward poses to illustrate the shape of a sweater around one’s body.) Just a few more seams and a neckband to go… and weaving in all the ends, of course.