Monday, March 9, 2009


Today, since it's Motivational Monday I thought I'd show you a knitting project that I finally finished after 2 1/2 months! I finished steam blocking it yesterday and laid it out in the dining room to dry. This morning I went to take a photo of it for my post and surprise, surprise a naughty cat was sitting smack dab in the center of the table! Thanks Ace for making my photo more interesting. Now, shoo!

Here it is below, sans Cat, and the original photo from the book shown in blue. The pattern book is by Norah Gaughan Collection Vol.3 for Berrocco Yarns. I used Berocco Pure Merino which is so soft you wouldn't even think it is wool. I did make the sweater 2" longer than the pattern and had to resize it between a small and a medium because of my yarn tension but that's a whole other story (and why it took so long!).

And now, I'm going to sew on the buttons and wear it because look at what it's doing outside!

I know finishing a knitting project is not going to "save the world" but hopefully you'll be inspired to pick up something that you haven't quite got around to finishing yet.

Here's some quotes on Persistence:

B.G. Jett: "If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not."

James Whitcomb Riley: " the most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."


  1. Its absolutely beautiful! And perfect for the weather you are having!

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  3. That is gorgeous and I love the color...stay warm.

  4. That turned out beautiful! Love the color! One thing though, I don't see a naughty cat but a really cute one!


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