Thursday, February 09, 2006


Hello! My name is Carly. Thanks for letting me join Team Alaska! I'm really excited to get started on my very first completed sweater. Ok first a little about me, then project specs.

I'm originally from Anchorage, AK. My parents still live there and we've been there for 15 years. I now live in Salt Lake City, UT, but get home to visit every now and then. Utah is great, but I miss the "green-ness" of Alaska. I've been knitting for about 5 years now and actually started while in Alaska. I also love to sew, make books, and read. Check out my blog!

So, I decided to take Stephanie's challenge and do something I've never done before. I'm going to knit a whole sweater! I've started sweaters in the past, but I have yet to finish any, other than shrug types. I'm also desiging it myself, which is a first. It's going to be a top-down raglan with a low scoop neck. Very simple and hopefully pretty mindless knitting so I can watch TV while working on it. I'm knitting it in Red Heart 100% acrylic, just because I can't afford nice yarn right now, but also because I want to be able to wash it becuase I want a tighter fit. I'll be knitting on size US 8's for the body and 7's for the ribbing. So there you go! Hopefully it'll turn out like I planned! I can't wait to get started tomorrow!


Cait said...

Have you found the Salt Lake Stich n Bitch group? I was part of it for two of the years I lived there. It is a great group of knitters, if you are looking for one.

Carly said...

I haven't, thanks for the tip! I have a few friends at work who knit, but other than that, all the knitters I know are ones I taught! I'll have to find out some more info about the SNB group here. Thanks!