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Monday, October 19, 2015

An Accidental Sweater

I hope you all had a pleasant weekend! I spent most of mine cleaning and getting ready for winter/hibernation mode, and while it feels good to have stuff done I also wish that I had another day off! Saturday afternoon I organized my stash and made it all fit into its bins, and I don't know if the wool fumes got to me or something, but I accidentally started a sweater.

I know, how do you accidentally start a sweater? But there it was, all this yarn, and I knew I wasn't going to do anything else with it, so I sorta just...cast on. (For those of you wonderful dears ready to jump and hold me accountable, my friend's hat is almost done, the gloves are started and in my purse, and I got sleeve #1 on mum's sweater started.)

As soon as I started this, I started deluding myself by thinking "It'll just be a quick sweater." Guys, we all know there's no such thing as a "quick sweater," but...this is actually moving along at a nice clip. Like, half the body is done already, and it's not going to have long sleeves, so unless something terrible is lurking somewhere, this might actually be a quick sweater.

I feel a little bad, because I have other stuff that needs to get done this month, and I'm trying to rush three quick patterns together (ha!) to release in time for the Gift-A-Long this year (oh yeah, apparently I've decided to do that this year). I haven't been able to put this down for long. I used to knit random stuff all the time-I'd pick a yarn and just make it up as I went. It was a lot of fun, but not something I've done too much of since college, and it feels good to be doing it again.


  1. Lol... I've never accidentally started a sweater, but I think I have with socks! :P Hope you have a great week! :)

  2. I need to accidentally start a lot of stuff, I love the way you think :) Beautiful sweater making, accidentally of course.

  3. for an accident, you've made amazing progress in a weekend! Looks like it might be a pretty quick sweater, as far as 'quick' goes.

  4. It looks fantastic! I love those colours. :) It's a happy oops!

  5. i'd say this one is a very very happy accident!!!

  6. Accidents happen, and it might as well be an accidental sweater! I love the stripes!