It's been awhile since this design was released but I finally got around to having a sample knit in it...sometimes it takes me awhile...LOL However, my Aunty Gladys who's been knitting for gosh, 40+ years is responsible for the lovely knitting of this sweater. When we talked about it on the phone, she was so cute when I asked her if she could knit a sample sweater - out of her came "I'm a knitter, send it!" and to my delight and surprise, she had it back to me in about 3 weeks. When she was finished knitting she told me she was "slow" because of the cables and to me, well, that was mind-boggling as it only took me 2 years to get the idea to knit the sample so 3 weeks to knit a sweater, in my world, was unheard of. Needless to say she's asked me to send her more knitting to which I'm more than excited.
She's a fantastic crocheter too so I'm really tempted to have her crochet up a few crochet shawls too - there's so many lovely designs out there now! Come fibre festival time, my booth is going to be full of knit and crochet samples all made by my Aunty. I love it! Have I mentioned before that it was her Mom (my Grandma) who also knit and did a lot of spinning? A lot of it was from necessity but nonetheless it was my Aunties who passed down crochet to me and next time I see my Aunty Gladys, we will definitely sit and knit together.
Oh, the sweater...yes, I'm sure you want to see it too don't you? :) Here she is - images will enlarge when clicked on:
Just because it was fun, I also did up a fun YouTube video of her because, well, I'm a knitter too and seeing a knitted piece on a dress form "live" seemed like a good idea...only the rest of you knitters would understand but even Mr. Zen thought it was a fun idea so it can't be that geeky...LOL
And if you care to see the yarn details, etc. the project is also available on Ravelry - click here.