Gift Knits

I've been pretty absent here because of the holidays, general busy-ness, and an absurd amount of gift knitting. So, I am finally getting around to sharing two of the sweaters that I knit for Christmas. I actually knit one other sweater(a test knit) which I will be posting about shortly, a baby knit, and I am finishing up one other Christmas gift this month. I tried, I just couldn't finish four sweaters between Halloween and Christmas. No surprise there, I was a little overly ambitious. The last Christmas sweater should be done in the next week or so. 

Back to these two. These two are my sisters modeling their sweaters at the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, ME. The sweaters are the Anneke by Pam Allen and the Lesley by Hannah Fettig. I knit the Anneke in Quince & Co.'s yarn Tern in Seaweed. I lengthened the sleeves to be full length rather than 3/4 sleeves as the pattern instructs. I think the total length of the sleeve was 15 inches from the point where it joins the shoulder. The Lesley I knit in Quince & Co.'s yarn Osprey in Barolo. This sweater was such a great knit, and so quick! Which was just what I needed when trying to knit so many sweaters in such a short amount of time. The Lesley took me six days to finish. Six days. That is the fastest I have ever finished a sweater! I am so happy with how they came out, but what makes me even happier is that both of these sweaters have already seen a lot of wear! I am hoping that I can knit an Anneke and a Lesley for myself at some point...or maybe borrow these ones sometime. 

Also, how cute are my (not so) little sisters? I have also included a couple of photos with me and our honorary sister!