I got home today and started feeling the well known signs of falling ill. A feeling I know and loathe well. So I’m going to wrap up my weekend of progress early. The goal was to get as much progress on my Honey pullover as possible.
Partially just because the progress from Tuesday to Thursday was amazing. Friday I was finally at a point I could try it on. Though I did have to slip it onto a longer cable as I think I am working on it, on a 24″ cable as I bought those needles in theory for shawl making.
And on Saturday I actually remembered to join the Knit1Geek2 VKN. And spent a few hours chatting and knitting. The body decreases are done and I’m knitting along until I get to the increases.
Alternating skeins every three rows. It is finally looking like a dent is being made in these massive 560 yard skeins. Its coming out pretty much exactly like what I had hoped when putting these colors together. So yay for small yarn based victories.
It fits and everything. Time to work on the body. The decreases are starting. The fit is pretty good. So the plan, seems to be working pretty well.
Guys I have a problem, I’ve started thinking about a shawl. I need to stop. I need to finish this, but another project is always so tempting. I should try to finish a pair of socks instead. Or you know finish my sweater…the startitus is strong.
So the sweater, is growing fast. Yesterday’s post got eaten somehow but the sweater at the end of Wednesday looked pretty good.
Pretty good progress for casting on Tuesday Night. And today, I set up the sleeves and started knitting the body.
So i’m now working on the body and am a few rows from the first set of decreases, so making progress much faster than I had planned to. I’m just gonna go with it until I lose speed. We’ll see what the weekend brings.
I mean, this is where I was on Tuesday, and its just Thursday…Its been a while since I made anything this quickly. Who knew it would be a fingering weight sweater…
So remember when I mentioned the Honey KAL? And wanting to start it once I finished Ommegang….
Do we know where this is going? Yep, I cast on… I’m currently working on US4 (3.5mm) HiyaHiya sharps, because those are my new favorite needles. I think I will be getting the interchangeable set of those at some point.
So yeah that means, 3 sweaters on the needles right now. Ommegang, Royale, and now Honey. I think that means no more casting on for a while, But I feel like I talked at my ability for restraint yesterday.
Alright, A couple other things did happen this weekend but I also made some progress on Ommegang. I have gotten to the body cables . Starting to look like a sweater. and that totally is more than the bit of ribbing I had on Friday.
So sleeves, and an ever growing body. Not too bad for where I was Friday, along with cleaning, marching, cooking, and the usual weekend task.
Not too shabby for
So its a bad sign when I’ve just cast on the body of my Ommegang and am already itching to cast on another sweater. It’s not my fault! It’s the KAL. The KAL runs until March 1st. So I want to finish Ommegang then get started. I have just started on the body of the sweater so I should be good on that front.
So two skeins of Miss Babs in Mayhem and Blarney Stone, will be turned onto the Honey Pullover. I got the two skeins to make a striped sweater pattern to be determined when I bought the pattern, but I was thinking narrow stripes.
And the Honey Pullover is just that, with a KAL co-hosted by Voolenvine and This Old Knit. That was mostly what I was thinking, I’m not sure how I feel about the pockets, but I have plenty of knitting to do before I get to it seeing as its a top down knit.
This will actually be my second ever fingering weight sweater, though I do have the yarn for another and, the pattern chosen for that, stripes gone crazy. So this will be a mini sweater adventure. One that I am looking forward to. I just have some cables to finish first!
I’ve been slowly progressing on Ommegang. One sleeve done, and half of the next sleeve done. I had a dream of finishing the sweater and wearing it to VKLive. But somehow I don’t think I will finish a sleeve and the entire cabled body by Friday.
I do love working in this yarn, and am planning on visiting Neighborhood Fiber Co. during a quick vending break and getting another sweater’s worth. Maybe in green or purple. Or whatever catches my eye when I get there. Dupont Circle and Clintonvile are the two colors I am pondering.
Well 2016 wasn’t the year of sweaters. Though on occasion it did feel like the year of sweater frogging.
I also have a lot of sweaters on the needles right now. Artichoke French in Black, Royale, Ommegang, and Featherweight.
If that wasn’t enough I have a “few” sweater’s worth of yarn purchased and hanging out in stash. And at for right now, I am planning on, Stonecutter, Stripes gone crazy, Enchanted Mesa.
And I did finish a sweater. Well technically two. I finished Bayside, during VKLive in January. And of course my new favorite sweater.
So if just some of this goes right, I can have a few more sweaters. Maybe…possibly? I mean I knit 3 at the tail end of 2015…there has to be a way. Plus, winter….
So I’ve been progressing on Kitra in my skein of Empire. Its a top down sweater, and my plan is to knit to the sleeves, knit both sleeves and then knit the body until I run out of yarn or get to Rhinebeck, most likely the former as there is still a lot of knitting to be done.
And it may not look it but I am less than 10 rows from the sleeve division. In theory the sleeves themselves will not take too long, we’ll see, we’ll see. That third sweater though may be like the Emperor’s New Clothes, I mean if I fix that sleeve quirk on bayside that totally counts right? I mean I finished it in Jan, it would be a new sweater for Rhinebeck.
And Cabeladabra is done! All that is left is weaving in ends and blocking! One sweater down 2 more to attempt. And I’ve also got my Indie Untangled prep in full swing, new items, old favorites, exclusives, all of it is now in progress.
In the last week or so I have realized just how soon Rhinebeck is, when you have a day job, a craft job, and want to knit three new sweaters for the weekend, five weeks is no time at all! So I decided to get cranking, I’m unpacked, I’ve reopened the shop, time for making all the things!
Working on the sweater, I realized that I didn’t have all that much work left either. it was the work of a couple of episodes of the walking dead, to finish the body and start on the first sleeve. and last night, I decided to finish the second and get the collar done!
I think it came out pretty well, I believe I have 1 1/2 balls left or 1/2 a ball. I vaguely remember a skein falling into a suitcase in the flurry of unpacking and I don’t remember if I fished it out before putting the case away. Something I will check on later.
I also had initially gotten the finger weight version of the pattern so I plan to make that as well at some point in the Woolfolk I got before La Casita closed.
Next up, Kitra in my Empire skein. I’m planning on extending it to tunic length. Somehow I think I will have enough yarn. I will knit the sleeves before finishing the body to figure out what yardage I have left. Tunic…Dress, we’ll see what happens.