Evan’s Sweater~

You’ve heard me talk about it before.  You may have even heard me call it slightly derogatory names, like Beast, haha.

Well…that was before I had the chance to get really get to know it.  Before I got to run my fingers through about 22,000 stitches of it.  Yes, you heard that right. When all is said and done, it has been probably more like 25,000. I just rounded up to save my poor little noggin’ the mind blowing truth that the rest of the project is still to come, haha! 😉

I am super proud and just a wee bit ecstatic to say that the BACK PANEL OF EVAN’S SWEATER IS FINALLY COMPLETE!!!

Let’s let that simmer just a bit…


I love the sound of those words. 🙂

We have been working on this baby for almost 2 years (ack!) quite some time.  It’s been a joint effort between my daughter, Emily, and myself for our dearest father/hubby.  He’s been not so ever so patient to receive this, what will be, heirloom quality gift from two of his girls, and the wait has been long indeed.  We’d like to end our his long travail by making sure that the sweater will be complete, lovingly wrapped, and tucked under the tree by Christmas this year, 2013.

To ensure this, I’ve set some goals for myself to help me stay on track. Today marks the end of August: the time which was set as a goal to complete the back panel of the sweater- the largest section of it, I might add.  Guess what??  It’s done!!! 😀  I know I already said that, but it feels so knee-shakingly good to say it again, lol.  I don’t even have a current photo to show you the back of the sweater yet.  I just jumped right on here and wanted to share the good news with you all! 🙂

If you’re interested in following the progress of Evan’s Sweater as I continue to work on it…I say me, rather than we, because Emily has already done her part by hand spinning all of the gorgeous yarn to create this project-the knitting part all belongs to me. ;)…definitely feel free to check out my Ravelry Project Page set up just for this.  I actually update it each and every time I do any work on the sweater.  It feels so good and actually provides more motivation to see the project, and all those numbers attached to it, unfold before my eyes.  I’ve been able to stay on track much better after starting the Ravelry page, and use it like a diary of sorts, including lots more specific information about the project itself and the journey it has taken us through.  I also have some photos there for your perusal, and will be adding more as I go along.  I’d be pleased if you’d like to travel along this journey with me. 🙂


  • Back Panel done by the end of August  done! 🙂
  • Front Panel done by the end of September
  • First Sleeve completed by the end of October
  • Second Sleeve completed by the of November
  • Collar knit and sweater assembled in December

Of course, if any of these tasks are completed before the set time limits, I’m perfectly alright with that, lol.  These are just the “must-do” times.  Whew!

Well…that’s it for today.  Just wanted to share some of my success with you while its fresh and thrilling, haha!  I hope you’ve been having an absolutely fantastic summer so far!!! 😀


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Whipping up whimsy with looms & string! :)
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4 Responses to Evan’s Sweater~

  1. Kelly Jones says:

    That is wonderful Bethany!!!! Something to be proud of for sure. I’ll be checking out the ravelry page now.

  2. I’m so glad things are going so well with the sweater. I’m really looking forward to seeing it when it is all finished 🙂

  3. sfroud says:

    Well, you are quicker at your sweater than me. It took me 4 years to complete the back, 2 days to complete the front, and one day to do half a sleeve…..still a work in progress! Might be finished next Winter!!!!

  4. Stacy says:

    I’m so happy that it’s progressing! You can get it done, just keep plugging along!!! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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