Sunday was apparently the last day of summer around these part and since then it have been rather cool and chilly. Perfect weather for sweater knitting (and wearing)!
I feel like I have made good progress on the sweater for my husband. I am on my third skein (out of 17 but really, whose counting?) I am proud that I have kept going after I discovered on my tenth row that I had made a mistake on the SECOND STITCH of the entire project. Then I had to go back two more rows at another point because I found I had changed direction MID ROW! This isn't even the first time I have done this. I really have no idea how it happens.
I do not think that any of this is a good sign.
The pattern is written top down. Currently, I am working on the placket button holes while I continue to do the raglan increases. There are a lot of comments on Ravelry that this pattern can be quite confusing. I would have to agree. There definitely seems to be a lot of "...at the same time..." going on. At this point, I am
So far this knit does feel a bit like the birthing process... it is certainly going to be a long labour.
|I'm sorry, there is no way to take a decent picture of this sweater right now. |
Trust me I tried.
I'm very glad I made the most of the "last" day of summer this weekend and went out to the mountains for an open air concert. On the way, I stopped at one my favourite yarn shops and discovered they had a new supply of Madelinetosh. Who am I to resist the Tosh? Of course I made a purchase : )
|I'm thinking about making an Embers Cowl with this|
|When it gets cold and gray this winter, I am going to try to remember |
sitting in this beautiful setting, listening to some old school Canadian music,
knitting a sweater and being warmed by the sun.
Check out some more WIP's through Tami's blog. I bet there are a lot of people getting their fall knitting mojo on this week.