Friday, August 7, 2015

WIP: Mum's Rocky Coast


Right now most of my knitting is in the stage of "I promise it's getting bigger, even though it looks exactly the same." Which is tough for this blogger, because I don't really want to give you identical photos every day. Or a series of posts that all consist of "I've knit seven rounds on this cowl. Yes, it's still the same size," or, "The rows on this shawl are twice as long as they were a couple weeks ago, even though there's less than an inch of visible progress."

So I'm really glad to have some actual, tangible progress for you today: I finally divided the sleeves for Mum's Rocky Coast! Not only is it finally starting to look like a sweater, but the body knitting is really coasting along now (see what I did there? I kill myself). Not surprising, given that there are 100 sleeve stitches total, and now I don't have to knit them anymore. Plus, I don't have to keep track of things like raglan increases or integrating new stitches into cable repeats. It's just smooth sailing.

Now, of course, comes the problem of it's going to get rather large rather quickly, and it's still hot enough that I don't feel like dragging a giant pile of wool around with me. But that's a problem for Future Kat.

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  1. Looks great! I'm sure your mum will love it!

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    1. Thanks! She's really liking it so far-we were so excited to divide the sleeves so she could finally try it on!

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  2. beautiful!! I love when projects get bigger and bigger and yours is definitely growing :)

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    1. Yup! It's so hard to knit constantly for weeks, and not have real visible progress, so I'm so glad to see changes in this one.

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  3. Wow! It is a great feeling when you feel you have something tangible to show and what you have to show is beautiful. This is an amazing gift knit!

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    1. Thank you! I love knitting sweaters for my mum :)

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  4. you will very soon move to the 'table knitting' stage....work stays on the table/not the lap!!! Not fond of this summer-knit-stage but I haven't figured out a way around it. (not knitting is NOT an option!)

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    1. Right?? I absolutely HAVE to knit, but at this point of the summer it's hard to do anything with wool in your lap! I'm going to need to clean off my table really soon, lol!

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  5. It's always so nice once the sleeves are separated and it is indeed smooth sailing from there on!

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    1. I was really looking forward to this point, because I knew it was going to get so much easier, but it's really blowing me away how much more enjoyable it is to not have to work on the yoke anymore :)

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  6. I LOVE when sleeves divide off - it just seems so unending and every row is starting to be painful, and suddenly half the stitches are GONE and rows seem to fly by! :) What yarn are you using - it looks so pretty knit up.

    Your Mom is a lucky woman - I should probably get on the sweater I promised her ages ago. And the boyfriend's, for which I've had the yarn for well over a year already...

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    1. Thanks! I feel like I never knit enough for other people-there's just so much that I want to knit for myself! But I've really been enjoying this one, especially since the sleeves are out of the way now :)

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