Monday, February 13, 2017

Another Sweater Hits the Needles


This weekend I finished up my Wainthropp, and it is blocking as we speak, so I cast on for a new sweater design. I had originally planned this for last year, but then Finn took forever and I got sick and it just ended up being not the right time for it after all.

This is going to be a summer sweater (which means nothing to me, since I get so hot and never wear sweaters in the summer unless I'm in my freezing cold office) and it's inspired by my years at summer camp. I loved camp so much, even though I was one of those shitty campers who whined and complained during the whole four-hour hike, but I really loved arts and crafts (surprise!), and that's kind of where this sweater stems from. But more on that later.

I'm a little more than halfway done with the upper back now. Most of this is going to be straightforward stockinette, which is perfect for this time of year because it's show choir season! I need something simple to carry around and work on in the car and in dark auditoriums, and it's gotta be something I can shove in my purse halfway through a row, and this sweater ticks all those boxes.

I'm back to working on my 10-stitch blanket in the evening, which means this sweater is lunch and purse knitting, and I'm hoping to get it finished before the end of March. I'm going up to the cities to see my best friends at the end of March, and I'd love to have this done before I go and not have to come home to an almost-finished sweater!

1 comment:

  1. Ooo I'm excited to see the new summer sweater design! As a Yukoner, I thoroughly appreciate summer sweaters, even if my shop gets unbearably hot in the afternoons. It usually drops into single digits (Celsius, that is) in the evenings, so light sweaters are always needed. :)

    The 10-stitch blanket is looking gorgeous, btw. That is a design I really need to try out sometime.

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