It has been less than 24 hours since I enabled another knitter in casting on something new….
It is a good day to stay indoors – being as it got to a whopping 11 degrees outside today!
I think it is even too cold to take photo’s to show you all the snow we have been getting.
So, I stayed in and knit.
Except I have knit nothing that I said I was going to….
Yes, you guessed it – it was not long and I had found some lovely Classic Elite Gatsby that I had purchased on sale last year sometime. I bought all the skeins they had left – 8 lovely skeins of gray slubby yarn.
Now the pattern required a gauge swatch – and some math. None of this is a daunting task – especially when you are knitting on a 10 1/2! Quick, right?
So, I am knitting away – knitting and knitting and knitting away. And, I am not loving the pattern – I think the sleeves will be incredibly bulky with this yarn. And, being that this is knit sideways – I am thinking that the arm holes are not deep enough. And, I am really not loving how the neckline is looking, or how the shoulders will join. And, I don’t really think the sweater is going to be long enough – it is hitting me at the “wrong” spot. So, as I am knitting – I am making all kinds of changes – and I am going to add a placket at the shoulder – a much nicer way to join the shoulders. And, no sleeves – a vest. With i-cord around the edges. And, I am adding a border to the bottom….
I think this is turning the knitting corner for me. A big corner!!!
Stay tuned for Monday – I am sure I will have it done…
And, I think that this is totally fair since I passed the “cast-on bug” to Chris – I am ready for a 12
step stitch program….