on a roll!!



The new sweater!! I had all the pieces done last spring/summer but it wasn't the weather for finishing a wool sweater:) Plus I've been daunted by the idea of a zipper. Wasn't sure my sewing machine could handle it and actually, an hour, a whole spool of thread and one bent needle later, I WAS SURE it couldn't handle it. In the hands of a more experienced sewer it might have worked. I mostly spent time trying to get the tension right on the machine, which wouldn't have taken so long with more familiarity with my machine. But even after the tension was right, I still couldn't keep it straight. All of that is really ironic of course because I thought the problem would be snagging the knitting but even after a dozen tries (really) the sweater itself showed no signs. Wool is the coolest stuff ever!!! "Want to put a machine driven needle through me a hundred times...no sweat baby"


Crazy for my new sweater!!

4 comments:

BrandyMcD said...

Hee hee. Seeing you happy, makes me happy.

Sweater's cute! I've seen the pieces before and it's nice to see it finished now.

burab said...

Maybe it was the sewing machine that made you crazy...hehe. The sweater looks great on you, and I really love the colors. You ended up hand-sewing the zipper on, then?

bysarah said...

Great sweater Jen!! congrats on machine sewing the zipper!

jeekeehoo said...

Hi Sarah! Nice to see you here! However, burab is right, I gave up on machine sewing the zipper. It's in there by hand and I'm actually just as proud of that because my hand-stitching is usually beyond dreadful and this looks pretty good!