I'm annoyed that I couldn't think of a decent title for this post. I'm excited to post this Wednesday because I have made quite a lot of progress on a couple projects of my bigger projects that I had to leave at home while I was away. It has really been great to get back to them.
First up is the final sweater in my self imposed New Year's resolution to knit a sweater for each member of my family. My husband's henley is knit top down and I have finally gotten to the point where you divide the body and join in the round. It is actually starting to look like a sweater and not some crazy crooked blanket.
I am enjoying this pattern but it seems to have a lot of " knit this, while doing this, and this... and don't forget to keep doing this!" It was such a relief to finally get past all the various raglan increases. After finishing the button holes and joining the round the next instruction is to "continue to knit in the round for 17 inches... or until you fall into a boredom induced coma." Ok, I might be paraphrasing. It's incredible how quickly I have gone from doing so many things at once that it was all I could do to keep my head from exploding to just trying to stay awake.
By my calculation I need to knit 24,000 stitches just to finish the body. Then I get to start the sleeves! I really hope I will actually get this project done in 2011. I feel so close and strangely yet so far from reaching my goal.
|Actual sweater shape appearing!|
|close up of the placket|
I'm not sure which will be finished first, the baby (due December 1st) or the blanket.
Geesh, I think it may finally be time to figure out how to make a light box. I can't handle the idea of these crummy indoor photos all winter!
Don't forget to come along with me to check out other WIP's through Tami's blog. I'm sure there will be plenty of project and photography inspiration there.
|Token shot from my Aussie adventure. |
Just cause : )