Yes, I'm back on the wagon with my Ode to Hedwig (Owls) sweater.
If you recall, the sweater initially knit up really quickly. I found great joy in knitting the bulky yarn on big needles.
Then there was a dark day of panic when it seemed I had knit an entire sleeve incorrectly. Fortunately, I was looking at an old version of the pattern and everything was ok, phew!
Somehow though, that little scare threw me off my game. I got to the point of joining all the pieces in the round for the yoke and... stalled. The weather got warm so I used that as one of my entirely plausible excuses. Of course, I also had important gift and summer projects that needed knitting (see I'm full of great excuses : ). So there the sweater sat. In a sad and ugly reusable grocery bag because it is now wayyyy to big for any of my project bags. Ignored in the corner of the room. For about a month.
Until last Wednesday when I took it all to my Craft Night! With a little moral support from my friends, I read the pattern instructions and joined it all together (twice, because the first time I used a circ that was too big ; ). And you know what? It was so stupidly easy. It is now knitting up a treat and I feel back in control of this project. I can knit a yoked sweater. I CAN do it.
So, my only problem now is that two people have asked if I am knitting it for my little boy. He's three! Does it really look that small? Yikes!
Don't forget to check out all the progress being made on a plethora of posts linked through Tami's blog. But, be sure to come back here on Friday for an FO with a side order of cuteness overdose. Don't say you haven't been warned!