Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter Is Coming

Over the past month I having been knitting away on my new sweater. Today our temps seriously dropped and I realized just how quickly winter is coming and that I need a new completed sweater. The magical word being completed.

So just how close am I to completion?

Well let's see. We started with the back on October 8.
Then just a mere 10 days later the back was complete and I picked up with the left front. When I reached the armhole shaping on the left front I realized there was an issue with it not matching up to the back. Whatwo!
I thought staring at the sweater would miraculously fix the issues. Sadly it did not.

After some serious pattern rereading, math and a bunch of texts messages and a phone call with my sister, I realized there was an error in the pattern, even though I had the updated version of the pattern that supposedly fixed the issue with the number of cast on stitches and stitch counts after the decrease and increase sections. So this happened to the back:
And three days later we had this:
Once all was well in the land of knitting, I quickly finished the left front:
Then the right front:
As of Sunday, I entered sleeve island.
So what is my grand master plan to get this baby done? Well. I don't really have one. I know I'd like to have it done for Thanksgiving. It's quite possible to achieve that deadline, but I am not going to drive myself crazy to get there.

I am hoping that by the end of this upcoming weekend I will have both sleeves done. If I do, I will proceed to attach them to the sweater and seam up the sides. Then I'll be left with the collar, which in reality isn't all that bad once you get past picking up all the necessary stitches. I need to look in my notions stash to see if I have snaps for closing the sweater. I think I do, but of course this wouldn't be the first time my memory has failed me. So we shall see.

I know I have been absent from this blog for quite a bit. Lots of personal stuff  has been happening during the past couple of months and unfortunately it has taken my attention from this little space. I hope one day to share everything that has been going on, but until then, I would love to get back here for more regular postings. I get a little sad when I look at my list of posts that I started and never had the chance to complete. Some of them can just be trashed, but maybe I can revive a couple of them even if it's a little late.


  1. "I get a little sad when I look at my list of posts that I started and never had the chance to complete."

    I know the feeling! I think the posts in my "drafts" folder nearly outnumber my published posts! :)

    Sorry you had to do some serious frogging there, but it looks like you have made some awesome progress. I will not be at all surprised to see a picture of the completed sweater posted here by the end of the month. :)

    1. Well it wasn't the first time, nor surely not the last time, I have done some major frogging. When you know it has to be done, it's best to just get it over with and move forward. It turned out that I could of solved the problem while still keeping the first 56 rows complete, but my brain wasn't functioning at the time and I frogged the whole thing so I could cast on an additional 2 stitches. I hope we have a completed sweater by the end of the month! :-)

  2. "I thought staring at the sweater would miraculously fix the issues. Sadly it did not."

    Ha, I have tried this method a million times as well, with the EXACT same results! I can relate, but you really made up for it. It is really coming together. This will be completed soon, I'm sure of it. I'm glad you're not putting yourself out over it.

    Life is like that sometimes, we do what we can do when we can do, eh? Anyhow, I hope things are alright with you and yours. We'll come by and check on ya whether it's a frequent post or not. Take Care.

    1. Yeah I find that when you put yourself out over something in hopes to finish it in a certain amount of time, it really takes the fun out of it. Not worth the stress. It would be nice to have it finished by month's end. I'll have a four day weekend next week, so we'll see what magic happens. Thanks for the faithfulness in coming by and checking things out.