What they’ve been saying? About wips? It’s true here! I hardly talk about what I’m working on. So let us change that for today.
My current big project is a sweater for me. I have completely given up on the sweater for my sister (sorry, Hols!). Not to say I won’t ever knit her one…it’s just not happening now. Besides, she’s back in the knitting business (Ravelry username: SpothKnits) so she can knit her own darn sweater.
The pattern I’m using is from, of course, an EZ book: Knitting Workshop.
Specifically, I’m using the chart for the ‘Faded Aspen-Leaf Sweater.’ In the book, it looks like this:
Is that EZ’s actual hand up in the corner? Sweetness.
Anyway, besides using the aspen-leaf chart from the book, the sweater is hardly going to be the same. First, I’m going to can the drop-shoulder construction in favor of raglan shaping. A better fit, I hope. Also, it will be a cardigan so steek stitches are in the works.
It’s a big project. It’s gonna take me a while. So instead of focusing on how daunting a project it is, my goal with this thing has been to knit on it every day. It’s amazing how fast things can be knit when you actually knit them, rather than just imagining yourself knitting them. Crazy.
I just measured my progress, and I’ve got 9″ of body. Hells yea!
p.s. I just noticed that my pattern is quite different from the picture in the book. Odd.
p.p.s. The yarn is Cascade 220.
p.p.p.s. Just kidding. There’s no p.p.p.s. I just felt like typing p.p.p.s.