Well, there has been quite a bit of progress on this knit, and now I've hit a roadblock. I finished the body, and was ready to start the sleeves when I realized that I didn't have the right size needle. So I started working on the collar, because I knew it was going to take forever, and if I get it done now, then the whole thing will be done as soon as I bang out the sleeves.
The collar took a while-I got about two rows in before I started hating it. Those are some really long collar rows, and you need twenty of them! It was really bad. I finally brought it to knitting group on Saturday and pounded out six of the rows, then when I got home I churned through the rest and the bind off. But I still don't have the sleeve needle yet.
So voila-one sweater, sans sleeves. I had mum try it on, since I have a bit of a history of knitting her sweaters that don't fit, and it's looking good. I just need to get my act together and order the needle that I need for the sleeves. Since, you know, I promised this sweater would be done for fall, and it's fall already. Daughter of the year, right here.
A labor of love for sure. Your Rock Coast is already absolutely beautiful, Kat. What a wonderful gift for your mom!ReplyDelete
At least you already got a good fit AND ploughed through all those long collar rows, so as soon as you get the right needle size it'll be smooth sailing!ReplyDelete
The sweater is looking great Kat!ReplyDelete
Oh it's looking so good! Congrats on pushing through those looooong rows. :)ReplyDelete
I hear you on that sort of neckband, I totally have a hate-on for the 'pick up a thousand stitches and knit k2 p2 until you go blind...' even though it looks so good when it's done! your sweater is looking great, it'll be a great gift. That's crazy that the sleeves require a different needle! That's also a pet peeve of mine, patterns that require more than 2 different needles.ReplyDelete
beautiful sweater and I hope you find your needle soon so you can carry on :)ReplyDelete