Monday, March 11, 2013

Yellow Sweater Update

There are a lot of reasons why I have always wanted to knit myself a sweater, but the reasons why I have NOT  are even greater. For instance, I am afraid that I will spend all those hours, days, weeks, ok months of work and then the sweater might not fit. Or I won't like how it looks on me or something ...... Then I would have to go throught  the painful process of unraveling and deciding what to do with all the crimpy yarn.
All of those are big IFs. But sometimes the ifs in life can hold us back so I decided to trick myself and take one teensy step at a time.



I worked up the courage to at least cast on for the front and make the ribbing because I like doing that and you can't really mess it up. 78 stitches isn't too much to unravel if necessary and eight rows of ribbing really doesn't take that long. Once I started knitting I remembered how much I loved knitting with Cascade Soft Spun yarn and began to think it might not be so dificult.

I do love the soft buttery yellow color of the yarn and can envision being comfy on a saturday with a pair of jeans working on projects. And a sweater may seem like it will take a long, long time but its just a matter of volume. Knitting a pair of socks takes At Least the same amount of time and I love kntting socks. What a difference accentuating the positive does, but for now I think I will go back to my sock and listening to the Andrews Sisters.

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  1. Oh Becky it looks wonderful! I thought you were just going to have your ribbing done but it looks like half a sweater! Go Becky Go!

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    1. Thanks Kade! The piece of sweater there is the original I cast on and made when we all started out together. I blogged that piece way last year, I was told to do an update which is why I piled the yarn skeins in the picture, not much progress! lol!

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  2. Sister! Time to start knitting! Spring will be here befre you know it. Maybe you need to let me knit it. I am addicted to sweater knitting and I really have to stop making them for myself!

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  3. P.S. Thanks for updating us! Even if it was a non-progress report. ;)

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    1. You are welcome! The updating forced me to bring it out of the bag and at least think about knitting it. And no you can't knit it for me, that was the point of the knit-a-long.

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