Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2008 - FO. No. 37


My dad's sweater was finally finished last night after trying desperately over the weekend to finish it off (which did not happen due to small children needing playtime and coloring).
I dropped it into him last night and it is a perfect fit thank goodness. I really didnt want to have to rip it back and reknit it, but unfortunately no modelled shots so this one is it, which was a bit hard when it was 7:00 at night.
Pattern: PT 813 Bendigo Woollen Mills
Started: 1 week after visit to Bendigo Woollen Mills
Finished: 22nd September 2008
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply, 21 balls, color bone color with ginger flecks in it.
I have to say that this is the first sweater I have ever knit for my dad. Now I know why my mother doesnt really like knitting him so many sweaters but he is a justified handknit lover and wears them almost every day in winter time so he does deserve them unlike my son who gets handknits, wears them once and pops them into the wardrobe never to be seen again. Now I can hopefully finish up 2 birthday knits for friends, 2 birthday gifts for October and November and a few little items for Christmas. Ooh nearly forgot I also started my tea cozy for my next swap with the aussie knitters which was a lot of fun last time and I hoping this one will be too.

13 comments:

Sue said...

beautiful job!

Katherine said...

It looks great! Ah, how I understand how playtime gets in the way of knitting. ; )

amanda j said...

What a lucky Dad! My father would never wear a hand knit. He gets too itchy! And I rarely see him in long sleeves, even though we live in Tassie!

Harpa J said...

Very elegant!

Hilary said...

It looks great!! I love the texture of the stitch pattern.

Rhonda said...

I'm sure your dad will treasure it for along time. Lucky man!!!!

Ann said...

Great sweater & you are so wonderful to knit it for your dad. I do understand how much time that sweater took if you uses 21 balls of wool! I have never knitted any garment with more than 10 balls of wool. Great job!

Walled Garden said...

A great job, Sue. It's a classic and I'm sure he'll wear it till it unravels itself.
I don't know how you manage to fit it all in.
Cheers Gillian

Karin said...

That is a beautiful jumper, I am sure your Dad looks very handsome in it.

Jennifer said...

Now that's a really nice looking sweater! So sweet of you to make it for your Dad.

tiennie said...

That is a beautiful sweater!! I'm sure he'll love it!

Kate said...

Wonderful and so nice to know it will get a lot of wear.

Sandra said...

my Dad is huge! I would probably need like 30 skeins, heehee!
Lucky father of yours!