After about a year, I have finally completed Folly. I have never been so happy to be done with any single project in my time knitting than I am with completing this one. I finished it on Mother’s Day (May 14th, 2006) just in time to give it to my mom who had no idea I was making it for her (and who also loved it, which made all the work worth it!).
The pattern itself I wasn’t happy with because the instructions (IMO) were not written well enough and left some very important information out (like you need to decrease 11 times on each side) that caused me to do some serious frogging and left me with a bitter taste in my mouth about the whole project. Because of this, I put it down more than I worked on it for quite some time and to have it done feels like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders!
I made it out of Caron’s Simply Soft in Heather Grey. It curls a little on the button bands, but I think it will relax with wear and washing. It’s quite soft and I’m glad I chose the yarn and color I did. I’m not sure exactly how many skiens of yarn it took, but I’d guess around 7. I think the pink buttons give it just enough color and make it a little more lively. I still plan on making some of the flowers that are supposed to be sewn on the collar, but putting them on pins instead so that it’s an option and not permanent. The flowers are going to be a light heather pink color.
At any rate, here is a picture of my mom proudly sporting the sweater I spent the better part of a year trying to make:
And here’s a close up of the buttons I used for it:
Now that I’m done with the biggest project I had on the needles, it’s time to work on something else! I’m working on Pomatomus socks and I just started another minisweater (I ended up gifting the first one to my sister Kaylee because she loved the color and I neve wear it).
Soon, I plan on starting Rogue finally. I’ve had the yarn sitting around since just after the Knitting Olympics, so it’s about time I got going on it :o)