Crossing the finish line
Pattern: Not-so-warm Einstein Coat
Book: The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville
Yarn: Paton Katrina in color Chocolate
Needles: Denise Interchangeable circs in Size 9 & 7
Started: Fall 2004
Finished: February 19, 2006
Things to remember if I ever do this again: It took about 4-5 more skeins than called for in the pattern. Sally used a Size 6 needle - it took a Size 9 for me to get gauge (which I noticed is the suggested needle size for the yarn - I almost always need to go down a needle size). Definitely don't attempt this project on straight needles.
This thing is HEAVY. The rayon yarn is very stretchy and HEAVY. (Did I mention that it is heavy?)
I doubt I'll ever make it again. It's a clever pattern and requires very little finishing but I can't stand that much garter stitch.
It will be a nice office cardigan. You never know what the temperature is going to be in my office.
Thanks, Natalie for starting this UFOlympics! It's probably the only way I would have finished this monster.
Rounded the turn (the heel turn of course!) and heading towards the finish on my second French sock also! Although this wasn't part of my UFOlympic challenge I'd like to have it finished by the ending ceremonies.
Then there are the sleeves of Mom's sweater, the Fearless Fair Isle, the Tina shawl............. a woman's work is never done!